Hospital CEO in Baltimore apologizes for discharge of patient in gown

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Her belongings are packed in plastic bags that have also been placed at the bus stop.

A top Baltimore hospital executive has apologised after a woman wearing only a gown and socks was discharged at a bus stop at night, in an incident one man who later came to her aid said left him outraged and stunned.

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.

Suntha said he has tried to reach the man who intervened to thank him for helping the woman and for making the incident public.

The Medical System says it is doing a thorough review and evaluating the appropriate response.

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Saying she didn't have any more information, Warmkessel said, "There's not a lot I can tell you".

Baraka asks the woman, who looks disoriented, if she needs help.

Officials declined to discuss why the woman was being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the details surrounding her discharge.

Imamu Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he chose 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. The first shows a group of men, seemingly hospital security, walking away from the woman. Mohan said she received proper care while in the hospital and that the incident happened after discharge.

"They just dumped her on the curb'".

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One of the guards eventually responds: "Due to the circumstances of what happened".

9, 2018, still image taken from video provided by Imamu Baraka shows a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night.

Baraka then asks why they don't call police.

"I just witnessed this with my own eyes", Mr Baraka wrote in a Facebook post alongside the confronting footage.

Earlier, the center said in a prepared statement that the incident was "not representative of our patient-centered mission".

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Baraka is working on three doctorates at the moment, the latest one in healthcare administration, so when he saw the scene Tuesday night scene, he knew it wasn't right. I became ... irritated and fearful for the young lady. " '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.' 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".

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