Hospital Removes Nurses That Called Newborns 'Mini Satans'

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The message has also been posted to the official Naval Hospital Jacksonville Facebook page.

ABC affiliate WFTS reported that the photo is an image from a Snapchat account belonging to one of the employees.

The employees in the photos work at the Naval Jacksonville Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, as identified in a Facebook post that was shared almost 250,000 times.

According to WJAX/WFOX, the hospital posted a statement to Facebook saying they were aware of the video and photos, and called the images "outrages, unacceptable, and incredibly unprofessional".

Another image showed a woman sticking up her middle finger to a newborn with the caption, "How I now feel about these mini Satans", per WFTS.

A statement from the hospital's commanding officer was uploaded to Facebook on Monday night. "It's outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and can not be tolerated", the hospital said in a statement posted to Facebook.

The sick employees were "removed from patient care", the hospital said. Another picture shows a staff member making an obscene gesture at an infant. It appeared the images and videos were posted to Facebook by a concern recipient of the Snapchats. We're in the process of notifying the patient " s parents".

The images caused an outpouring of rage on social media, with the nurses branded "cruel" and "disgusting".

Jane Agerton, who identified herself as a nurse from Tennessee, wrote: 'They need to have their nursing license revoked. "As an RN, BSN I'm disgusted", said another.

Joy Allen added: "As a former Navy daughter, Navy wife and mother of a child born at NAS JAX I am sicken by this behaviour".

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