Two medical staffers at a military hospital in Florida were barred from caring for patients after they were seen in disturbing images mishandling a newborn, making obscene gestures and calling babies “mini Satans.”

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One video shows a female staffer in gloves and medical scrubs holding the infant by the armpit, moving the arms and body as music played in the background. One photo shows a staffer flipping a middle finger at the infant. Its caption reads: “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.”

It’s unclear from the images if the female employee in the video is the same person flipping her middle finger in the photo. ABC affiliate WFTS reported that the photo is an image from a Snapchat account belonging to one of the employees. The post also said that the “navy nurse” and her friend held up the baby and made it dance to rap music, according to WFTS

Full statement from U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery:

We are aware of the inappropriate video and photos and can confirm they are
hospital corpsmen, not nurses, but we are unable to confirm their names or
tenure in light of the ongoing investigation. The individuals have been
removed from patient care, meaning they will not be providing direct patient
care. We are also contacting patients to address any questions or concerns
they may have. This type of behavior is incompatible with the Navy’s core
values of honor, courage and commitment, as well as medical ethics. It also
does not reflect the commitment Navy Medicine has to provide the best care
our nation can offer to those who serve as well as their families. An
investigation is underway. Once the investigation is complete, appropriate
actions will be taken.

The hospital calls the images outrageous, unacceptable and incredibly unprofessional.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville said on Facebook: “We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice.”

The hospital says it is still notifying involved parties

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