Chief nursing officer at Houston-area hospital dies after months-long battle with COVID-19

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A beloved nurse at a Houston-area hospital and mother of two died after a months-long battle with COVID-19, according to family.

According to a GoFundMe account created for the family, Tricia Moten, the chief nursing officer at First Surgical Hospital in Bellaire, died on Friday, Feb. 5.

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Moten had been hospitalized with the virus since mid-December.

Moten's children, Tya and TJ, are both students at Cy Ranch High School.

"Tricia was a loving mother, devoted wife, and nurse," read a description on the family's GoFundMe page, which has garnered more than $17,000 in donations for the family.

According to First Surgical Hospital's website, Moten had 15 years of experience as a nurse and 12 serving in a leadership position.

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