DENVER — A day after the announcement that the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine cut ties with pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Michelle Herren, Denver Health Medical Center is following suit.
The developments come after racist posts showed up on Herren’s Facebook profile .
A press release issued Friday states that Denver Health and Dr. Herren have “mutually agreed that Dr. Herren will voluntarily resign her employment from Denver Health after a ten year career of providing care to its patients.”
Before the announcement that she would be removed from her position, Herren was barred from treating patients or administering anesthesia.
Prior to her termination from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Herren held a non-paid faculty position with the school.
“We are beginning the process to terminate Dr. Herren’s faculty appointment,” a spokesman for the school said Thursday. “She has expressed values that are at odds with ours, and she has compromised her ability to meet the teaching and patient care mission of the School of Medicine.”
The Facebook posts in question include controversial comments about the First Lady. Herren responded to a positive post regarding Michelle Obama with the remark: “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”
Moments after her first post, Herren posted a photo of Obama appearing to shout.
She commented on the unflattering photo with another negative message.
“Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we cant hear her! Harvard??? That’s a place for ‘entitled’ folks said all the liberals!”
According to the release, Denver Health Medical Center will not comment further nor will interviews be given on the topic.