Racial bias complaints continue at Missouri VA hospital

Protestors gathered June 15 outside Kansas City (Mo.) Veterans Administration Medical Center after complaints continuously alleged racial discrimination, according to ABC's KMBC-TV.

Organized by the NAACP, Concerned Clergy Coalition and the Real Justice Center, the protest aimed to condemn the alleged racial discrimination against black veterans and staff at the hospital. Protesters called for an external investigation into the complaints.

Some complaints include staff members making lynching jokes, a nurse using a racial slur, disproportionate hiring and terminations, and illegal personnel practices against black staff, according to KMBC-TV. The complaints date back to early March.

In March, the VA hospital released a statement saying it was proud of its diverse culture and doesn't tolerate discrimination of any kind.

More articles on healthcare quality:
Adults in 20s, 30s driving COVID-19 surges in some states: 5 updates
What hospitals should know before their next Joint Commission survey
Healthgrades recognizes 880 hospitals for patient safety, experience

More articles on public health:
3 likely reasons Ohio hasn't seen COVID-19 surge weeks after reopening
COVID-19 antibodies may only last 2 months, small study suggests
Where new COVID-19 cases are rising, falling and staying the same — June 18

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers