2 Iowa nursing home employees fired over photo

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Two employees at a Johnston nursing home have been fired for posting at least one inappropriate photo of a resident on a social media website.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1ej1Lwz) that Bishop Drumm Retirement Center issued a statement Friday confirming the firings. The center is subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center, a Des Moines hospital.

It was not clear whether more than one photo of the resident had been posted online.

Officials would not detail the nature of the photo, but Bishop Drumm President Brian Farrell says it was taken by “rogue employees” and publishing it violated “the human dignity of the resident.”

Officials say police have been notified, as has the family of the resident in the photos.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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