Editor, Please be advised that on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, I, Darlene Jefferson, was admitted to the Liberty Regional emergency room after an accident with a drunk driver. I was shocked by the unprofessional behavior of a nurse on duty named Emily.
She was very disrespectful, rude and insensitive. After noticing a large needle, I asked her “where am I getting a shot?” she responded with, “In you’re a--.” I was so shocked by the response. I asked her, “Did you say in my a--?” she replied, “yes, and you have plenty back there to handle it.”
An associate was in the room with me and she too witnessed the rude behavior and inappropriate language. I questioned several others on the staff about her last name, but they said they didn’t know her last name.
I am alarmed that this kind of behavior is allowed to go unchecked in our county’s medical facility where patients are already hurting physically, only to be abused emotionally as well.