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West Hills Hospital Nurse who served in Afghanistan shares his story with the Washington Post

March 26, 2020

Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection.

1_t-0CexByF6alusPTMZq62wAfter 21 years in military medicine, there isn’t much that rattles Richard Barnett. He was part of the Marine force that invaded Baghdad in 2003, where he intermittently came under enemy fire. But during a 12-hour overnight nursing shift at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los Angeles, the working conditions became more than he could accept. Read the article at