- HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in the country, sent an internal email on March 24 about its employee social-media policy during the coronavirus outbreak.
- The email, reviewed by Business Insider, revealed that the company could fire employees who spoke with news outlets or posted on social media about the health system’s coronavirus policy.
- One nurse told Business Insider that one of HCA’s hospitals had suspended her without pay for violating this policy in a post in a private Facebook group. In a statement to Business Insider, the hospital said she is under investigation for posts that disclosed patient health information.
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The largest healthcare system in the US has told employees that it could fire nurses and doctors who speak publicly about its policies regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to an internal memo reviewed by Business Insider.