Doctor fired over aid-in-dying lawsuit has new job

Dr. Barbara Morris is shown outside her home Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Golden, Colo. Morris has joined forces with her former cancer patient, Neil Mahoney, to say that a Colorado hospital’s policy barring the doctor from administering life-ending drugs to Mahoney at his home goes against the state’s assisted suicide law. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER | A Colorado doctor fired by a Christian hospital company after trying to help a terminally ill man obtain drugs to hasten his death has a new job with a community health center.

The Denver Post reports Dr. Barbara Morris, a geriatrician, has accepted a job with Stride Community Health Center in Lakewood. Stride officials say she will start in February.

Morris was fired from St. Anthony Hospital in August after she and a patient filed a legal case challenging Centura Health’s policy against physician aid-in-dying. Centura was formed by Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist health care ministries.

Colorado voters legalized physician aid-in-dying in 2016. The law forbids limiting a physican’s medical judgment on the issue, but the hospitals argue Colorado law can’t interfere with a religious organization carrying out its mission.

Information from: The Denver Post,