UMMC CEO apologizes to patient's family, promises investigation amid PR crisis
Baltimore Business Journal, Thu. Jan. 11. 2018
Dr. Mohan Suntha, CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center, said there will be "an in-depth analysis" of why a female patient at its Midtown Campus was left outside by staff wearing only a hospital gown Tuesday night.
The circumstances were caught on camera and posted on Facebook by Imamu Baraka, a Baltimore man who saw the woman being escorted out of the hospital and left near a bench by a group of security guards. Baraka can be seen in the video questioning the guards about the situation. He said he called 9-1-1, to try and get help for the woman, who had no shoes or pants on. An ambulance can be seen on camera taking her back into the medical center.
I just witnessed this with my own eyes.
I had no choice but to give this young lady a voice in this moment.
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC) as a Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) student also -- may I remind you of the importance of the VISION of your MEDICAL CENTER: "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 must do better.
Source: Imamu Baraka's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/imamu.baraka