The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has confirmed the death of a well-known Island primary care doctor.

Dr. Barbara Krause, who had been a member of the hospital primary care team since 2016, died suddenly Sunday at the age of 64, the hospital said. She had just returned from a family vacation in Florida.

“The loss of Dr. Krause is devastating to her devoted staff, fellow colleagues and patients here at MVH,” hospital president and chief executive officer Denise Schepici said in the statement. “She had a gift of listening and truly being present. Those qualities made her a wonderful physician and friend. My thoughts are with her family as they navigate the challenging road of grief ahead. I hope knowing the positive impact she had on all who knew her will help them at this difficult time.”

The hospital is working to re-arrange Dr. Krause’s patients in the short term and make a longer term plan as well, the statement said.