3 employees fired following death of woman forced out of Florida hospital

Three medical professionals at Blountstown, Fla.-based Calhoun Liberty Hospital have been fired for the way they handled the case of Barbara Dawson, a 57-year-old woman who died after being forcibly removed from the hospital last December.

A hospital spokeswoman told the Tallahassee Democrat two nurses, Karen Taylor, RN, and Jennifer Waldorff, RN, along with paramedic Drew Peacock, were let go from Calhoun Liberty as of Friday. All three were removed from their normal duties at the hospital in January.

Firing the three employees, each of whom was directly involved with the care of Ms. Dawson, will help Calhoun Liberty comply with requirements set by the Agency for Healthcare Care Administration, a hospital spokeswoman told WTXL news.

In February, the AHCA uncovered 10 deficiencies at the hospital, including issues with its emergency services and risk management program. AHCA has rejected the hospital's corrective action plans twice, according to the report.

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