Hospital Fires Executive for Saying Trump Supporters Should ‘Give Up Their Ventilators’

Breitbart reports  “A hospital in Buffalo, New York, has fired a top hospital executive for saying Trump supporters should ‘give up their ventilators for someone else’ on her Facebook page.”

Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park’s comprehensive Cancer Center’s vice president for external affairs, was initially placed on administrative leave from her position but was fired following the conclusion of an investigation into her remarks, according to spokeswoman Annie Deck-Miller in a statement to Buffalo News. 

Screenshots show the conversation between Krolczyk and another top hospital official, Lisa LaTrovato. Krolczyk’s comments stem from outrage over an article she shared on Facebook, which she used to go after the president.

“But will waste more than that on a wall and space force,” LaTrovato wrote in response to Krolczyk’s post.

“Trump supporters need to pledge to give up their ventilators for someone else … and not go to the hospital,” Krolczyk replied.

LaTrovato responded once more and said, “I think they should be the only ones in packed churches on Sunday.”

“They should barricade themselves in there and ride this out,” Krolczyk said.

The hospital stated  Krolczyk was originally placed on administrative leave but fired after an investigation. Meanwhile, LaTrovato has also been placed on administrative leave, with the CEO of the company saying their behavior “is not tolerated.”

“This behavior is not tolerated at Roswell Park. If any team members act in a way that does not accord with that commitment, we will take swift and appropriate action, just as we did in this instance,” CEO Candace S. Johnson told Buffalo News.

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