MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two Jackson Health System employees have passed away from complications of  COVID-19.

Dr. Luis Caldera-Nieves, who worked at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences for more than 25 years, died on Wednesday.

Caldera-Nieves practiced in the UHealth Kendall location.

Caldera-Nieves joined UM, after leaving the US Air Force, where he spearheaded the department’s service in south Miami-Dade.

Jackson Health released a statement on his death, which in part read:

“Our UHealth and Jackson health systems grieve the loss of our esteemed and beloved colleague, who is survived by his wife and six adult children. These are extremely challenging times and both UHealth and Jackson remain grateful to all health care employees and frontline workers during this pandemic.”

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Late Thursday night, JMH confirmed the death of radiology technician Devin Francis.

Devin Francis (Source: @AFSCMEFL)

“We are mourning the death of Jackson family member Devin Francis, who passed away Wednesday from complications of COVID-19. Devin was a dedicated radiology technician in Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department for more than a year. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and by the health system,” read the hospital’s statement.

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