Pa. first responders, healthcare professionals mourn paramedic who died from COVID-19
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Paramedic Kevin Bundy, 33, died from the disease on Sunday and was honored with a procession Tuesday morning
By Laura French
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. — A young Pennsylvania paramedic who died from COVID-19 was honored with a procession of first responders and medical personnel on Tuesday.
Paramedic Kevin Bundy, 33, who worked at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, died on Sunday, according to CBS Philly. Bundy also worked part-time at Crozer EMS.
Bundy worked at the hospital for more than three years after graduated from the paramedic program at Delaware County Community College in 2016. He had worked his last shift at the hospital on April 1.
The Tuesday procession escorted Bundy from Mercy Fitzgerald to a funeral home in West Philadelphia. First responders, doctors, nurses and medical technicians lined the streets to salute Bundy during the procession.
"We are heartbroken over the loss of Kevin Bundy, a valued member of our paramedic team and the Mercy Fitzgerald team. Kevin's commitment to service and to his community, especially during these unimaginably trying times, is in inspiration to us all," Mercy Catholic Medical Center President Christopher Cullom said in a statement on Monday. "Our hearts and prayers are with his family and his Mercy family."