Minnesota Nurse Claims Reporting Safety Violations Led to Firing

By: Caroline Mason

Sandra White, a nurse working for United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, was fired for reporting problems in the trauma program that put patients at risk and even led to a death. White reported violations of the state's criteria for Level III trauma to hospital management and state officials. If these claims provide evidence to support the truth, it will be a violation of the state's Whistleblower Act. This Act protects people who work for the government and report misconduct.