Emory Healthcare responds to 'disrespectful' TikTok about maternity patients
ATLANTA - Emory Healthcare called a viral TikTok featuring several Emory University Hospital Midtown nurses "unprofessional" and "disrespectful" to maternity patients.
The health system said in a statement it took "appropriate actions" against the "former employees" after an investigation.
Emory said the video did not represent the health system's "commitment to patient- and family-centered care."
"Emory Healthcare is committed to providing empathetic, high-quality care to our community, and our patients come first," the statement said, in part.
In the video, multiple nurses shared their "icks," a trend on TikTok where people share things that bother them. It was about 52 seconds long.
The account @hanhinton on TikTok, where the video was originally posted, had only one public post on Saturday.
Although the original video was deleted, other TikTok users shared duets reacting to it.