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(Janie Garner, executive director of Show Me Your Stethoscope, addresses the crowd during a Stop Assaults On Medical Professionals Rally that was held Aug. 11 in St. Charles Township.)
Janie Garner, executive director of the Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation, said when she heard about what happened at Delnor she was horrified by the lack of national media coverage. She explained that part of the reason nurses are vulnerable to assault is because hospitals allow it.
“I’ve personally been punched in the face by an emergency department patient because the physician didn’t write her an opioid prescription,” Garner said, going on to say that the police department refused to arrest the offender. “It’s happening every single day.”
While on the podium, Garner went on to say, “What happened at Delnor Hospital can never be allowed to happen again.”