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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Hiltzik interviews suspended 121RN member

April 17, 2020

Los Angeles Times business reporter interviewed member Jhonna Porter, RN, of West Hills Hospital:

Nurses know we were unprepared for the coronavirus. They’re being punished for speaking out.


Other nurses and some physicians have also been disciplined for posting public complaints about the lack of preparedness at their hospitals. Jhonna Porter, a supervising nurse in the COVID-19 ward at HCA Healthcare’s West Hills Hospital, was suspended on March 23 after she posted an alert to a private nurses’ Facebook group about inadequate supplies and asked for community donations for herself and colleagues in her unit.

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