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updated 12:09 PM UTC, Mar 31, 2020

Ex-Nurse Sentenced to 13 Years for Abusing Infants in Madison Hospital

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A former nurse accused of abusing infants in a Madison hospital neo-natal intensive care unit will spend up to 13 years in prison.

Forty-four-year-old Christopher Kaphaem was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to 19 felonies last fall. Kaphaem was suspended from UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital when investigators first suspected his involvement with patient injuries. One infant suffered fractures to his skull, a broken wrist and left humerus fracture. Kaphaem worked at Meriter for 14 years and was previously employed at U-W Hospital.

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