A Madison, Wis., nurse was called out of surgery last week so a manager could tell her she was being laid off.
The company for whom she worked, Dean Health Systems, says the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol.
Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean's West Clinic on Wednesday or Thursday.
An announcement from the the Madison-based health care provider on Wednesday indicated that it planned to "immediately" lay off 90 employees.
The manager, apparently, acted as "immediately" as possible.