The Director of Nursing retired. The day after her last day of work, she landed in the ICU with a stroke. She's on life support and the prognosis is grim.
People said it was strange that she left when she had amassed a lot of paid time off and could have elected a terminal leave of absence. She would have been out for months, with full pay, as she used up all of her paid time off until it was depleted, at which time she would be officially retired.
(Newer employees, such as myself, have paid time off in the form of "use it or lose it" at the end of the year.)