Investigation into TikTok threats against Washington nurse launched

Published by BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW on 1/24/24 (Source)

Law enforcement is investigating threats against at least one nurse at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to The Lund Report.

On Jan. 18, PeaceHealth, the hospital's parent system, learned of threats posted to a TikTok video, according to a hospital statement shared with Becker's.

It is unclear how many nurses received threats. The hospital statement references threats against one unidentified caregiver in the emergency department at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. A Jan. 22 news release from the Washington State Nurses Association states that emergency department nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center received death threats over information written in a patient's chart.