TIFTON — Southwell CEO Chris Dorman issued a statement Wednesday night addressing a social media post allegedly made by a staff member at Tift Regional Medical Center.

“A member of our staff recently posted controversial comments on their personal social media account that do not represent my personal views, or the views of our health system,” the statement said. “At Southwell, it is our mission to care for the health needs of our patients and the communities we serve – and it is our commitment to do so with kindness and respect for all. We do not tolerate discrimination – period. We take all allegations of wrongdoing seriously and will swiftly review and address any such accusations in an appropriate manner.”

The original post has been taken down, but screenshots of the alleged post exist.

The post stated that the Black Lives Matter movement only legalized looting and racism on the part of Black people, and ends by saying that they should leave the country if they’re unhappy but they won’t because “they don’t want to give up their welfare or food stamps."

Update: In a statement released on June 25, Southwell said that the individual who made the post is no longer affiliated with the organization.

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