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Former Good Samaritan University Hospital nurse accused of slamming baby set to be formally charged

A former nurse at Good Samaritan University Hospital accused of violently slamming an infant is set to face a judge on Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2023, 2:15 AM

Updated 413 days ago

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Amanda Burke will be formally charged for allegedly mishandling the 2-day-old child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
News 12 first showed the video of the incident that the baby's father captured on his phone in February.
Burke, 29, was fired from the West Islip hospital the same day.
She surrendered to police and was charged with endangering the welfare of a child in April.
Suffolk District Attorney Ray Tierney says Burke still has a license to practice as a registered nurse.


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