Courtesy of BlackVoices
A Michigan hospital accused of racial discrimination has addressed some of the allegations against it.
In a statement posted on Hurley Medical Center’s website, President and Chief Executive Officer Melany Gavulic confirmed certain details cited in nurse Tonya Battle’s lawsuit involving a request made by the father of a newborn patient.
According to the suit, Battle, who’s black, was barred from treating a newborn patient after the baby’s father revealed a swastika tattoo to her supervisor and asked that no black staff be involved in his child’s care.
While the Hurley CEO said she could not comment directly on the lawsuit, she did state that the father’s “request was initially evaluated.”