5 Denver Nurses Suspended After Opening Body Bag to View Man’s Genitals

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Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after inappropriately viewing a deceased patient's genitals, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

The disciplined nurses apparently admired the size of the deceased patient’s genitals and opened a body bag to view the man's body, KMGH reported.

The incident was reported after a different nurse overheard one of the suspended nurses make a comment about it, according to a Denver Health spokesman.

“Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased,” a Denver Police report says.

The hospital said the employees involved were off the job for three weeks and have since returned.

One nurse no longer works at the hospital - but was not terminated because of the incident. The names or medical unit of the suspended nurses were not made public.