Caught on Camera: Baltimore Hospital Dumps Patient on Street in Gown in Frigid Weather

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Screenshot from video taken by Imamu Baraka

“I saw the unthinkable: another human in a wheelchair being wheeled out in the dead of cold,” Imamu Baraka said of the horrifying scene he witnessed earlier this week.

“At first I was shocked. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And I move beyond that to the next level from being shocked. I became … irritated and fearful for the young lady. And then I became angry,” he told the Associated Press.

Baraka was walking past the University of Maryland Medical Center on Tuesday night when he watched the hospital’s security guards wheel a patient wearing only a thin gown and socks to a bus stop. The guards left her there in the freezing temperatures.

Baraka, who said he has a psychotherapy practice in a building across the street from the Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, said he rushed back to his office and grabbed his cellphone so he could record the incident. He feared no one would believe him if he reported what he saw.

Here’s what he caught on video.

In the video, you can hear Baraka asking the woman, “It’s about 30 degrees out here right now. Are you OK, ma’am? Do you need me to call the police?”

“Are you unable to speak?” Baraka asks the woman. “Why don’t you sit down, ma’am? You don’t look well. Come and sit down.”

Baraka uploaded video footage of his encounter with the woman on Facebook:

Now the University of Maryland Medical Center is being accused of a practice known as “patient dumping” or “hospital dumping” in which patients who are homeless, mentally ill, or both are released to the streets, The Baltimore Sun reports. The practice also involves people who are uninsured or have financial issues. It is unclear if those were factors in this patient’s case.

In a statement, the University of Maryland Medical Center said that they “share the shock and disappointment of many who have viewed the video. In the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient.”

The Baltimore Sun reports that Dr. Mohan Suntha, the University of Maryland Medical Center’s president and CEO, apologized for the incident, stating “We take full responsibility for this failure.” He added that the hospital did not provide “basic humanity and compassion.”

Baraka said that he stopped recording to call 911 and an ambulance crew came and took the woman back into the hospital. He said he waited for two hours to make sure they didn’t bring her back out to the bus stop. He said he heard her say “thank you” as she was led away, reports The Baltimore Sun.

In a Facebook video that evening, Baraka described what happened next:

He has since spoken with the woman’s mother, Baraka said, who contacted him after seeing the video. During a three-hour discussion, she told him her daughter was 22 years old. The woman is now safe with family and being well taken care of, The Sun reports:

The family told Baraka that the hospital had put the woman in a cab to a homeless shelter and that was where the mother found her. He declined to describe her mental or medical conditions or why her family didn’t know where she was.

“She said her daughter had been missing,” he said. “She did some momma bear stuff to find her after she saw the video.”

Hospital officials have not said what the woman was treated for in the emergency room or why she was left out in the cold near a public transit bus stop. Suntha said she received proper care while in the hospital and that the incident happened after discharge, but couldn’t say more due to privacy laws.

The hospital is still working to determine how to respond and could take personnel action.

“We share the community’s anger and concern,” Suntha said.

Amid the flood of public interest surrounding the video, Suntha thanked Baraka for filming the incident.

“OK, fix it,” Baraka said.

“If you want to thank me: fix it.”

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  • darkhorse

    the future is here, now!

    • g.johnon

      no, the future is not here yet dark, but the signs are going up everywhere that the circus is coming to town.

      • darkhorse

        like I said, the future is here!

        • g.johnon

          no darks, the future, by definition, cannot be here now. keep saying shit like that and soon you will wonder where your cred went. and yes, i get what you were actually trying to say, but also wrong, cuz the future gonna be lots worse.

          • darkhorse

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          • g.johnon

            i am sorry i mislead you a bit. you never actually had any cred.

          • darkhorse

            IFYI I no longer read comments from JEWISH DISINFO AGENTS

          • g.johnon

            most nazi disinfo agents probably wouldn’t. but you do love to call anyone who shines a light in your face a joo. but, i guess being wrong means being wrong about everything if you are going to be a dedicated nazi; eh?

  • jimmy joe

    What in the hell, why would he suggest calling the pigs, of all people, pigs???

    • Malcolm Mcrae

      got a chip on your shoulder heh

      • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

        I see this story has brought the DAMAGE CONTROLLS out from under their slimy rocks……..

  • Aesop

    Baraka Dindu is free to open his own hospital if reality hurts his feeeeeewings.

    This isn’t “patient dumping”. It’s called “discharging someone with no medical complaints”.

    It’s a hospital ER, not a free community bed and breakfast.

    And 20:1 mommy is only butthurt now because she smells a potential lawsuit lottery payout. Otherwise she’d have been waiting at the bedside to drive darling daughter (who she probably threw out some time back) home in the first place.

    • Fearthenut

      Bet you work in a sh*thole just like that. And you are probably a sh*thead just like that too. Watch behind you for Karma.

    • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

      You must be the one-working-brain-cell security grunt that dumped her on the street, Sucknuts. And you’re just pissed because you didn’t get any cam time for your ‘new career’ launch. FuckOFF. AND die, you disingenuous sack of used feminine freshness.

    • lfthndthrds

      I guess treating someone humanely really rubs you the wrong way. It doesn’t matter what was wrong with her, wow don’t dump a person to die of exposure because of an inconvenience, there’s plenty of options. But rather than making the choice to take her to a shelter first, these slimy mfers wheeled her out in the street with nothing more than a gown in 30f weather.

      It’s people like you that give humans a bad rap.

      Praise Jesus much?

  • Mike

    I hope that lady sues them into oblivion

  • idontknow

    Baltimore is a shithole country…

  • Cynical Old Bastard

    Heh-heh. Thirty degrees is hardly frigid. A bit brisk maybe, but not frigid. But then, I work outside.

    I smell a racist, SJW story in the works here.

    • g.johnon

      bastid, i am seriously beginning to worry about your sorry ass. 30 degrees n the “f” scale is below the freezing temperature of water, which makes it potentially lethal, especially to the weak and under dressed.

      you can’t just shove real compassion off as some kind of sjw con, and leave those corporations who value profit over humanity off the hook.

      not everything is about right vs left. in fact very little that matters is.
      do you need get laid ol’ buddy, or what?

      • Cynical Old Bastard

        I might have a Boron deficiency. Tip: never look up the amount of Borax to use in homemade soap. It’ll give you a complex!

        Had it been true compassion he would have taken her someplace warm instead of foisting her off on someone else.

        Heh-heh. Nah… Brother. I don’t need to get laid. Got ’nuff problems right now without adding that one.

  • destiny

    I have witnessed the same thing happening at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver more than once. They wheel them to a bus stop at 18th and Marion Street and dump them. I offer food and bus ticket to them and I am a low income senior. I think it is criminal but no one does anything even when it is reported.

    • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

      Bless you, Des…..

  • Dow Jones

    Only in a real shithole country can something as evil as that be called “health practice” and hospital policy. Go ahead already, Slumville and get the civil war grinding!