Baltimore hospital says it 'failed' after shocking video emerges of patient being left on street

Fox News | 1/12/2018 | Staff
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Is this what healthcare in Baltimore City has come to?*** PLEASE WATCH, SHARE and COMMENT ***I just witnessed this...

Posted by Imamu Baraka on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

We share the shock and disappointment of many who have viewed the video showing the discharge of a patient from the...

Posted by University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Baltimore hospital says it “failed to fulfill our mission” and is conducting an internal investigation after shocking video emerged of a patient being discharged at a bus stop on a frigid night while wearing only a gown.

The video, which was posted online by Imamu Baraka early Wednesday, has gone viral and shows the patient, who had not been identified, walking around slowly and moaning outside the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus.

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“Wait, so y’all just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?” Baraka says to a group of workers as they're walking back to the medical facility with an empty wheelchair. “That is not okay.”

One of the workers responds, telling Baraka the dropoff was “due to the circumstances of what it was,” without elaborating.

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Baraka then follows the workers back to the ambulance entrance to the hospital and asks to speak with a supervisor. Off camera, one man is heard saying “I am the supervisor” and explaining the woman “was medically cleared” to leave the facility.

Back at the bus stop, the woman, who appeared to have had her belongings dropped off with her, is filmed slowly pacing around – sometimes hunched over – while randomly moaning in a distressed tone.

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When Fox News asked the hospital Thursday what the criteria is for a patient to be medically cleared, a spokeswoman said she was “not sure” and didn’t believe the hospital put the policy online. She would not say whether the workers in the video were hospital employees or were from a security company, and said the hospital is not releasing further information on the incident at this time.

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