Virtual memorial held for El Paso nurse Karla Dominguez


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Friends and family are still in disbelief that Karla Dominguez, a pediatric intensive care nurse at Hospitals of Providence, Memorial Campus in El Paso, is no longer with them.

Dominguez was just 33 years old and passed away on April 19.

Courtesy of Dominguez Family

Registered Nurses held a vigil in her memory on Wednesday night.

“We reflect upon the life of Karla Dominguez,” said El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz at the beginning of the memorial.

“We are very conscious of how God really worked in her revealed his goodness through her, revealed his power through her, revealed his love through her,” said Bishop Seitz.

According to National Nurses, United Karla Dominguez was a pediatric intensive care nurse.

A coworker of Dominguez remember how much she cared about her work.

“I had the pleasure to you know actually work with her, beside her and I saw how dedicated she was of course to our patients but also very helpful to all of us,” said Idali Cooper a Coworker of Dominguez.

Photo shown during virtual vigil.

The Dominguez family asked Cooper to read a statement they wrote during the memorial.

“That everyone keeps praying, not just for Karla but for all of her coworkers who continue to endanger themselves in hopes of keeping everyone safe,” Statment from Dominguez family, read by Idali Cooper.

Dominguez did test positive for COVID-19 a few weeks before she died. However, it has not been confirmed by KTSM if COVID-19 was the cause of death.

The Hospitals of Providence sent KTSM a statement following the death of Dominguez.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of our friend and colleague Karla Dominguez, a young and gifted nurse,” sad Monique Poessiger a Spokesperson for the Hospitals of Providence. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends, including the many people she worked with.  She will truly be missed.”​

The memorial can be watched via Facebook.

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