A Florida nurse has been fired for posting images of a baby who was born with a birth defect on Instagram. She also reportedly mocked the newborn writing a caption for one of the images
According to CBS Miami, Sierra Samuels was fired from Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
Early last month, Samuels, who had been with the hospital since 2016, was put on administrative leave over two pictures of the baby she had shared on her social media account.
The first photo was captioned,”My night was going great then boom!”
The other read, “Your intestines posed (sic) to be inside not outside baby!” the nurse reportedly wrote, adding the hashtag #gastroschisis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal wall, in which the baby’s intestines are found outside of the baby’s body, exiting through a hole beside the belly button.
Samuels, who worked at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, was under investigation for weeks.
“As soon as we learned of this potential breach, we immediately placed this employee under administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” the hospital said in a statement last month.