Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

Baltimore Hospital Employees Filmed As They Were “Patient Dumping”

Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he made a decision to record Tuesday night's events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a woman being left at a bus stop like that.

In one of the videos, Baraka said the staff at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus left a woman, only in her hospital gown, near a bus stop Tuesday night when the weather was about 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Also making the rounds on America's collective conscious is a video of what appears to be a mentally ill woman wearing only a thin gown having been momentarily dumped out in the freezing cold by staff at a Baltimore hospital.

Hospital officials have not said why the woman, who was being discharged from the emergency room, was admitted to the hospital.

A review is now being conducted into the incident and disciplinary action could be taken against the employees involved.

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.

She appeared to be disoriented and unable to communicate.

"Wait, so you're just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?" asks Imamu Baraka, a psychotherapist, the man who recorded the video. She is seen shivering, and screaming, as Baraka tries to calm her down.

The family told Baraka that the hospital had put the woman in a cab to a homeless shelter and that's where the mother found her.

"They just left all of her stuff out here".

The viral video of a recently discharged patient being left outside in the cold wearing only a paper gown sparked an investigation at the Maryland hospital where she received treatment.

"This incident is very visual because it happened on camera", Breidenstine said.

'Is this what healthcare in Baltimore City has come to?' he captioned the video. When asked about this, Karen Lancaster, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical System, said "patient privacy regulations restrict us from providing any details".

Earlier, the center said in a prepared statement that the incident was "not representative of our patient-centered mission". One of the men later says, "Due to the circumstances of what happened". "And then I became angry", he recalled.

"'UMMC will be known for providing high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide, '" he wrote, quoting the medical center's vision.

"Do you need me to call the police?" he asks her. "You must do better".



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