BALTIMORE (AP)– The University of Maryland Medical Center is investigating how a woman was discharged, using only a gown and healthcare facility socks, at a bus stop at night.
An onlooker posted a video on Facebook revealing the lady mumbling and coughing in the freezing weather condition. He informs her an ambulance has been called after gatekeeper walk away. The ambulance then returns her to the medical center’s emergency clinic.
A statement from the health center Wednesday revealed “shock and disappointment.” It verified that the female was discharged Tuesday night from the emergency department of its Midtown campus.
“This unfortunate event is not representative of our patient-centered mission,” the statement stated.
“While there are many scenarios of this client’s case that we can not resolve openly, in the end, we plainly failed to meet our mission with this client, no matter the situations of her case or the quality of the scientific care we supplied in the medical facility (which is not depicted in the video).”
The medical facility said it is examining an appropriate reaction, “including the possibility of workers action.”
The video was shared on Facebook by Heather Mizeur, a previous member of the Maryland Home of Delegates and a Democratic candidate for guv in 2014. “I’m going to be on a holy reign of horror demanding some answers here,” she wrote.
Check out the medical facility’s full declaration below:
We share the shock and disappointment of many who have seen the video showing the discharge of a patient from the Emergency Department of UMMC Midtown the night of January 9. This unfortunate event is not agent of our patient-centered mission.
“While there are numerous circumstances of this patient’s case that we can not attend to openly, in the end we plainly cannot satisfy our mission with this client, no matter the situations of her case or the quality of the medical care we provided in the health center (which is not illustrated in the video). We are taking this matter very seriously, conducting a thorough evaluation, and are assessing the appropriate response, including the possibility of workers action.
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