OB/GYN Lauren Sussman died Sunday, the hospital said.
She was 47.
Sussman’s husband, Dr. James R. Sussmans, had previously been diagnosed with colon cancer.
She had been working at the hospital since 2013.
She died Saturday at the age of 53.
She was married to the hospital’s chief of staff for 13 years and had served on several boards.
She joined the hospital in 1991 and held various leadership positions.
Sommers father, former president George W. Bush, was a patient there.
The medical staff at the University of Colorado Denver hospital declined to comment on Sussmann’s death.
A spokesman said the hospital was cooperating with the Colorado State Medical Examiner’s office.
The hospital said in a statement that Sussberg had been diagnosed in August 2015 with colon carcinoma.
Sustaining treatment for her cancer, Sussberger said in an interview with The Denver Post in 2016, would have taken a lot longer if not for her husband.
She continued her chemotherapy efforts and was treated for kidney failure in August.
Sommers health, she said, was an example to all patients.
“It’s so much more important to me than any other thing,” she said.
Dr. R. Paul Goss, who was an associate professor of obstethetics and gynecology at the university for three years, told The Denver Times that Somming’s death was a “tragic blow” to OB/gynics care at the city’s largest hospital.SOMERS CARE, COBRA-SECTOR MURDER SOURCE: ABC News COBREASUS, Colo. “
I mean, they’re just amazing people.”
Dr. R. Paul Goss, who was an associate professor of obstethetics and gynecology at the university for three years, told The Denver Times that Somming’s death was a “tragic blow” to OB/gynics care at the city’s largest hospital.SOMERS CARE, COBRA-SECTOR MURDER SOURCE: ABC News COBREASUS, Colo.
– A Colorado woman was found dead in her apartment in Cobrascient.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the death.
Investigators are seeking information about what led up to the death of 38-year-old Lauren Sommerson in the Denver apartment she shared with her husband, an OB/Gyn at the Denver Health Care System.
Police said they were called to the building in the 300 block of West 15th Street around 1:15 a.m.
Sunday for a report of an injured woman.
They found Sommings body in her bedroom and a man matching the description of the man who found her in the apartment.
Police said she had been stabbed multiple times.
She also had a stab wound on her leg.
Investigators said they believe the two men knew each other and that they were in a relationship.
The medical examiner’s office said the two had been dating for two years.