These Health Care Workers Spoke Out. Their Hospitals Fired Them.
Jhonna Porter felt a duty to alert her co-workers to a potentially dangerous change on the fifth floor of Los Angeles’ West Hills Hospital. Without much notice, the administration had begun converting the floor into a COVID-19 unit on March 20.
“The rumors are true,” Porter, a registered nurse, wrote that evening in a private Facebook group used by the floor’s staff. “Be careful.”
Porter, whose department usually works with cardiac patients, didn’t think the hospital was providing staff on the newly converted floor with adequate personal protection equipment. She posted a plea for donations on her personal Facebook page on March 24.
“I’m physically ill from the mental stress,” it read. “I need anything I can get.”
Within hours of posting that, the hospital administration called Porter in for a meeting. A …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]