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Navy hospital workers under fire for social media posts flipping off newborn babies and more

September 19, 2017

Employees at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida have been removed from patient care at the hospital after disturbing pictures of them handling a newborn child and referring to babies as “mini Satans” have surfaced. One employee reportedly gave a newborn baby the middle finger.

The photos appeared online and went viral on Facebook. They show an employee reportedly giving the middle finger to a newborn baby with a caption that read: “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.”

The Facebook post also contained a photo that read “navy nurse” while one employee reportedly forced a newborn baby to “dance” to rap music.


Naval Hospital Jacksonville released a statement saying that the employees have been removed from the hospital.

“We are aware of a video/photo posted online. It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated,” the Navy hospital wrote. “We have identified those involved – two junior enlisted staff. 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.”

According to an online post, Allyson Thompson and Joanie Barrett were identified as the two women involved in the incident.