Sierra Vista doctor killed in bicycle accident
September 12, 2012
Candy Markwith, the CEO of Sierra Vista regional Medial Center, provided the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that we tell you we have tragically lost a member of the Sierra Vista family and our local medical community. Earlier today Dr. Damian Horstman lost his life while enjoying one of his life’s passions when he was in an accident while riding his bicycle.
“Dr. Horstman, 39, has been an integral member of the Sierra Vista medical staff since February 2008. For the past two years he provided a great deal of leadership at Sierra Vista serving both as Chair of the Anesthesia Department and also as Vice Chief of Staff. He was in line to be Chief of Staff starting next year.
“Dr. Horstman graduated from the UC Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University. In addition to his enthusiasm and infectious manner, he brought much knowledge and valuable teaching to the Sierra Vista operating room highlighted by his interest in acute pain management.
“Needless to say this is a tragic loss to his beloved wife and two children, his friends and colleagues, and to Sierra Vista and our medical community. We will provide further information on funeral and/or memorial services as they are arranged. “