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Pregnant nurse punched by patient in Rutland

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Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 6:18 PM EDT
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RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) - A pregnant nurse working at the Rutland Regional Medical Center was punched by a patient Sunday.

Authorities say it happened in the ER. There were no immediate details from the police on any possible charges.

The nurse, who was eight months pregnant, was admitted and monitored and she and the baby are fine.

A hospital spokesperson says violence against health care workers is unacceptable. They say the hospital supports efforts by our congressional delegation to make assaulting a health care worker a federal offense.

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