The result of the outcome will certainly make some here smile but hey whatever helps you sleep at night I guess. Atleast the hospital admitted the entire scenario was unacceptable, even though plenty dismissed this as routine.
This is not a "happy" outcome, but it is an expected one. "Happy" would have been if somebody would have kicked the guy who made the request in the balls. As it is, this outcome is just a "that's how it goes" thing.
It's "routine" for hospitals to honor patient requests, even including some that aren't really all that logical. This particular request was atrocious, but they didn't honor it because they agreed with it.
As was said numerous times, the hospital didn't support this guy's views. It gave in to avoid trouble from him, which given that the setting is a neonatal intensive care unit and the guy in question sounds like he's probably not all there, this would be a wise choice.
Also at issue was the actual damages. Again, as was oft repeated, nobody lost pay, work time or anything else. All that happened was people being offended. I know a lot of folks think that's all that's needed to sue for millions. Legal standards are a little different.
If you can find a single post in here where anybody suggested that the guy in the middle of this was anything less than an utter jackass, by all means post it. Otherwise, quit trying to paint people as something they're not. Playing the "subtle race card" is just as ignorant as the blatant version.