Mountain View, California — A hospital was forced to close due to a shortage of medical supplies after one of its staff suffered a cardiac arrest.
The hospital’s operations director, Dr. Michael Stinson, suffered a severe cardiac arrest Saturday morning.
A hospital spokesperson said the cardiac arrest was due to “an underlying medical condition,” but the circumstances surrounding Stinson’s cardiac arrest have not been released.
Stinson was taken to the hospital’s emergency room, where he was declared dead.
He was rushed to the University of California Medical Center, where a cardiologist diagnosed Stinson with a heart attack.
The emergency room doctor told Fox News that Stinson had a history of congestive heart failure and the hospital was aware of the severity of his condition.
Stenson, who was born and raised in the San Jose area, served in the military for six years, according to Fox News.
A spokesman for the San Diego Fire Department said that Stenson was an active firefighter in the fire department and had been with the department for over five years.
The fire department issued a news release Sunday afternoon, saying Stinson died in the hospital “with family and friends.”
“The San Diego fire department extends its deepest condolences to his family and his colleagues at the San Clemente Fire Department and the medical staff at Mount View Medical Center for their loss,” the statement read.
“We are heartbroken by this loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”