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Furor grows as patient discharged in gown, socks on cold night

Furor grows as patient discharged in gown, socks on cold night

A video posted online January 9, appears to show staff at a Baltimore hospital leaving a woman wearing just a hospital gown at a bus stop.

The CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center is apologizing after security guards were caught on video dumping a clearly troubled woman clad only in a hospital gown and socks on the side of the street at night in near freezing temperatures.

What Baraka filmed next - the woman, staggering and screaming into a night so cold that the sidewalk remained speckled with salt and bits of unmelted snow - has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on Facebook, triggering a cascade of online fury and an apology from the hospital.

A review is now being conducted into the incident and disciplinary action could be taken against the employees involved. During the three-hour discussion, she told him her daughter was 22 years old.

Suntha also said he has reached out to Baraka to thank him for the video and to thank him for bringing the situation to light. Baraka asks the woman if she needs help. He said he went and asked a security guard outside the hospital for a supervisor and was told "I am the supervisor".

"They just left all her stuff out here".

Some mental health experts, including, Adrienne Breidenstine of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, which oversees substance use and mental health treatment in the city, said the woman appears to be actively symptomatic.

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He's still trying to piece together his memories of the bear attack that left him with 41 stitches across his face. "It was just as scary as you can imagine", Meunier told WZVN . "I tried to run and wasnt fast enough".

He said the hospital must own what happened to this patient, but said they also must "learn from this failure" and ensure it does not happen again or be allowed to define them.

One of the guards eventually responds: "Due to the circumstances of what happened". It is not known why the Maryland Medical Center staff discharged the woman in question under such conditions, but an investigation is under way. Asked where the woman had been taken, Warmkessel replied, "I think they're still working on that".

The hospital has issued a statement and an apology, and said the incident is being investigated.

"While there are many circumstances of this patient's case that we can not address publicly, in the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient, no matter the circumstances of her case or the quality of the clinical care we provided in the hospital (which is not depicted in the video, )" it reads.

Many who watched the video wondered what happened to the patient after she was taken back to the hospital. I became. irritated and fearful for the young lady. "You can do better. You try to get them to the best place possible, and that's not the bench in front of the hospital".

"You're telling me no doctor or nurse or social worker asked where she was going?"


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