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HRRMC mourns the loss of nurse practitioner John Daugherty

BUENA VISTA, Colo. – Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC), along with Buena Vista Health Center (BVHC) and all of HRRMC’s outlying clinics are grieving the loss of John A. Daugherty, FNP-BC.

Daugherty, a family nurse practitioner at BVHC, tragically passed away on Thursday, Mar. 4 in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to work that morning.

“We are completely saddened and mourning our co-worker and friend John Daugherty,” said Thomas White, M.D., medical director at BVHC. “John was a compassionate healer who cared deeply for his patients and colleagues. Our medical team at BVHC is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing each of John’s patients complete continuity of care as we all transition through this tragic time.”

Daughtery, 46, joined HRRMC in November of 2014, and had an ease in connecting with diverse people and patients on all levels.

“We have lost a gifted nurse practitioner, and all-around wonderful person,” said Bob Morasko, HRRMC CEO. “John lived to serve our community. We offer our sincere condolences to John’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we are supporting our employees with professional counseling resources for coping with this sudden loss of a great colleague.”