…they mean right freakingnow:
A Dean Health System manager
removed a nurse from a minor surgical procedure last week — in
violation of medical protocol — in order to lay her off, a spokesman
for the company confirmed Monday.
The abrupt removal, which spokesman Paul Pitas said posed no danger
to the patient, came after the Madison-based health-care provider
announced Wednesday that it planned to “immediately” lay off 90
Pitas, director of corporate communications, labeled the action
“clearly … an error in judgment on the part of the manager conducting
the layoff.” He declined to name the manager but described her as “an
otherwise good employe with more than 30 years of nursing experience
who made a regrettable decision.”
The article goes on to note that a Dean spokesperson stated the patient was “doing fine” and the doctor reported the procedure went as expected. It ends with this:
I suppose so…if they’re under anesthesia.