Travel Nurse Working In East Tennessee Under Arrest
A travel nurse that was fired from an east Tennessee hospital last July for allegedly tampering with narcotics is being brought back to East Tennessee to now face criminal charges after she allegedly committed similar offenses at a West Virginia hospital. Jaqueline Brewster was licensed in Kentucky but eligible to work in about 30 states worked at Johnson City Medical Center last summer. She was fired after being found allegedly responsible for diverting drugs using a method that put dozens of patients at potential risk for blood-borne diseases. JCMC alerted about 100 patients last July they may have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV after it discovered the drug tampering by Brewster…who was indicted by a grand jury in November in Washington County but was not arrested. She has now been arrested after a similar incident at a hospital in Beckley WV. Brewster was arrested in Pikeville, Kentucky on Tuesday for extradition to Washington County. A judge issued a bench warrant for her the same day.