Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florida hospital employees removed after 'unprofessional' Snapchat posts surface

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM

  • Photo via Denisa Shellito/Facebook
A series of Snapchat posts showing newborn babies getting the middle finger and being forced to dance has resulted in the removal of staff members at a Florida hospital.

According to WTLV, employees at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville have been removed from patient care and are facing legal action after a series of now viral posts appear to show the mishandling of infants.

The Snapchat posts, which were first uploaded to Facebook by a former high-school acquaintance of one of the hospital employees, show a staff member giving the middle finger to a newborn baby with the caption, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans," and another features a newborn being dangled around "dancing" to rap music.

The hospital released a statement Monday calling the actions of the employees "outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional":
We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It's outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated. We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We've notified the patient's parents.
Correction: A previous version of this story referred to the employees as nurses, which was incorrect.

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