San Jose Hospital Under Fire after Nurse’s tweets Anti-Immigrant Rant

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The Regional Medical Center in San Jose, California, began an investigation into a racist message on Twitter that seems to have been written by a nurse in charge of the emergency unit. The message read “dirty illegals” and “return to your disgusting country.”

The offensive tone of the comments attributed to registered nurse Beth Laurine generated repudiation among some city leaders, while hospital phones have been saturated, which asked the public to stop calling them in relation to this matter and to leave free your emergency line.

The Regional Medical Center in San Jose, California, began an investigation into a racist message on Twitter that seems to have been written by a nurse in charge of the emergency unit. The message expresses “filthy illegal” and “return to your disgusting country.”

The offensive tone of the comments attributed to registered nurse Beth Laurine generated repudiation among some city leaders, while hospital phones have been saturated, which asked the public to stop calling them in relation to this matter and to leave free your emergency line.

Through a brief statement, the San José Regional Medical Center indicated that it takes this allegation seriously and that it continues its investigation. “We are handling this internally. Keep in mind that the opinions expressed do not represent the hospital or the care we provide, “he said.

“We are committed to providing compassionate and quality care to all those who enter our facilities,” he added.

The rejection came to the city of San José, where 33.2% of Hispanics are among a million inhabitants. While Mayor Sam Liccardo emphasized that this comment “does not reflect the spirit of the city,” Councilman Sergio Jimenez demanded that the woman be fired. “It’s racism,” said the mayor.

Although the hospital has not confirmed whether a person named Beth Laurine works there, a woman with that name is identified on the LinkedIn page as interim manager of the emergency department of HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, an affiliate of the San José Regional Medical Center.

In her profile she describes herself as a person of “fast learning and easy to adapt”. The woman did not respond to the comments sent to her by Univision Noticias requesting a comment.

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