Hospital investigating discharge of patient in hospital gown

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

Doctors eventually arrived, and took her back to the same hospital she had been discharged from.

"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)", Media Relations Manager Kelly Swann told The Baltimore Beat by way of an emailed statement. The first shows a group of men, seemingly hospital security, walking away from the woman.

"I was disgusted when I (saw) the video". I became ... irritated and fearful for the young lady. "She was sitting on the floor".

After approaching the security guards, Baraka tried for minutes at an end to get an answer from them regarding the woman's condition. "You don't just throw someone out into the street who is impaired and may have injuries".

While on campus, Baraka noticed a woman dressed in white, hospital gown was sitting all by herself in an empty bus station, apparently waiting for something or someone.

The mother of the patient says her daughter is 22-years-old and had been missing. A family friend said the woman is schizophrenic and on the autism spectrum.

A woman was left stranded on a Baltimore street wearing nothing but a hospital gown, said one bystander who took to social media in a post on Wednesday.


In a statement sent to the Associated Press, the hospital staff expressed "shock and disappointment" at what happened.

"She is getting the help she needs now", said Baraka. Consequently, he said, he made a decision to record what he could on cellphone video.

"It is absolutely unacceptable", Moran said.

Earlier, the center said in a prepared statement that the incident was "not representative of our patient-centered mission". "As hospitals, we're often the ones catching an individual at their most acute, most vulnerable time but what we need is to strengthen our system so we can hand those patients back off and create a clear care pathway back into the community, back to wellness". "We are taking this matter very seriously, conducting a thorough review, and are evaluating the appropriate response, including the possibility of personnel action". "What I should have done is go to the other corner", Baraka said, pointing to the other side of the emergency entrance.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, the hospital's chief pledged to investigate what he described as "a failure of basic compassion and empathy".

"I am of the opinion, my own personal opinion, that this in some way is a norm", Baraka said.

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