HOPKINSVILLE, KY.--A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital's annual costume party has stirred debate.
Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called "VIP Special Delivery" was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest.
As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.
He asked that employees refrain from political, religious, ethic and gender based costumes at other functions.