Board: Nurse withdrew large amounts of narcotics

Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 14:20:38-04

The nurse fired from a Frisco hospital for fentanyl theft withdrew enormous quantities of two narcotic drugs for more than two months before she was caught, a state investigation found.

Kimberly Burgans, a registered nurse, had pulled nearly 10 times as much injectable hydromorphone and six to nine times as much injectable fentanyl as other employees at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, according to the Colorado Board of Nursing.

The board summarily suspended her license Monday.

The suspension order details how her alleged drug thefts were finally uncovered.

During a shift in January, a colleague noticed a syringe and needle inside Burgans' personal bag.

Read from our partners at The Denver Post.