Canvass – hospital employees
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed some of Dr. Smith's co-workers from Baptist Memorial Hospital to learn more about the relationships in the workplace.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Name: Autumn Heldt
Address: 3006 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS
Ms. Heldt is a nurse who works on the surgical floor at the hospital. Her job is to prep patients for procedures, to personally make sure they are comfortable, and to answer any questions they may have about what will be happening before, during and after their surgeries or procedures from a nursing perspective.
Heldt said she got along well with Dr. Smith but noted that several of the nurses didn't care for Smith at all. When pressed for names, Heldt said head surgical nurse Ruthie Foreman had made comments to fellow nurses implying that she thought it was ridiculous how everyone was supporting Smith after one of her patients died.