Facebook could cause an OB-GYN to lose her job

After taking her frustration to Facebook about a patient being consistently late to all of her appointments, an OB-GYN is in jeopardy of losing her job.  The OB-GYN’s post read, “So I have a patient who has chosen to either no-show or be late (sometimes hours) for all of her prenatal visits, ultrasounds and NSTs. She is now 3 hours late for her induction. May I show up late to her delivery?”  After this post along with several other comments, people were calling in for the doctor to be fired.  The doctor didn’t challenge any of the hospital’s privacy laws but her comments on Facebook were just inappropriate.  Some people did defend her comments though and said that no matter what she still a good physician.  Mercy hospital apologized for the incident, and while they would not comment on the disciplinary actions, they asserted that they would reinforce their high employee standards.  This just goes to show that no matter who you are, people notice what you say on social media.  If this doctor loses her job, it will send a message to people.  If the doctor doesn’t lose her job, which I don’t think she should, the hospital might reevaluate its social media policy.

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