Baltimore Hospital Under Fire for Abandoning Patient on Street
They call it “patient dumping.” According to video taken by a bystander, the University of Maryland Medical Center took an apparently disoriented woman wearing only socks and a hospital gown and left her at a nearby bus stop in cold weather. The hospital has apologized for a “failure of basic compassion” after the video incited rage on social media, promising to review its procedures. Patient-dumping was prohibited by federal law in 1986 but still happens across the United States. The woman’s identity and current whereabouts remain unknown.