Naval hospital removes employees for alleged inappropriate photos with newborns

Audrey Hill
September 20, 2017

Two enlisted nurses from the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, have been removed from their posts after images and video surfaced on Snapchat showing inappropriate and potentially unsafe treatment of babies in their care.

Two nurses have been removed from duty at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, in Florida, after uploading images of themselves messing around with newborns to Snapchat.

A photo was also posted showing a staff member making an obscene hand gesture and saying that was how she felt about the "mini Satans". In another the two nurses made the newborn dance in a rap video, reported abc6.

A statement from the hospital's commanding officer was uploaded to Facebook on Monday night.

The hospital calls the images outrageous, unacceptable and incredibly unprofessional.

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It was not immediately clear if the nurses had been or will be fired, as the hospital only announced they had removed the women from active care as they investigated the incident.

The hospital posted a reply to seeing the photos on social media.

The hospital said the staff members, who were not named, have been "removed from patient care", though it's unclear if that meant they've been terminated or simply moved to a different department. "We're in the process of notifying the patient's parents", it concluded.

Shellito wrote a Facebook post where she described her decision to post the images publicly and to demand retribution for the nurses' actions. I am totally disgusted. "How juvenile. Grow up".

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