is defending the actions taken by its nurses after Douglas Kenedy is alleged to have taken his newborn son through the building without permission. He is . Kennedy, a Chappaqua resident, .
The hospital stated that it will not be discussing the situation further.
"On January 7th, 2012 an incident occurred involving a patient’s family member and NWH staff members. At Northern Westchester Hospital, patient safety is our priority and we completely support the actions of our nursing staff in this case as they were clearly acting out of concern for the safety of a newborn baby.
Out of respect to all parties involved, we are not elaborating on the details of this incident or providing any additional comments."
Douglas Kennedy's lawyer, Robert Gottlieb, issued a terse response:
"Today, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were appalled to learn that the hospital issued a statement supporting the inappropriate and aggressive behavior of the two nurses involved in this incident. What makes the statement most deplorable is the fact that the hospital offered support to these nurses without conducting a thorough investigation."
Gottlieb went on to describe the nurses as having "aggressive and unprofessional conduct," and said they acted in a way that was contrary to the hospital's best interests.