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Los Angeles, California / Hospitals / Patient Dumping #861531

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 2007
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(Studio: John King) "60 Minutes" report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) An investigation into how Los Angeles hospitals are dumping patients on the street featured; scenes shown from skid row where a woman, Carolyn Reyes‡, from Kaiser Permanente medical center was left; details given about city regulations about hospitals dealing with the homeless. [Union Rescue Mission's Rev. Andy BAILES‡- reacts to a woman with dementia being dumped; states the cameras are there to stop hospital dump offs.] [L.A. city attorney Rocky DEL GADILLO‡- says they are the "perfect victims"; describes the conditions on skid row; addresses Kaiser Permanente's actions.] [Deputy city attorney Jose AGERVIDAE‡- talks about the mentally ill living on the street.] [On the street, homeless MAN - reacts.] [Kaiser Permanente vice president Diana BANTA‡- apologizes to the patient and the community.] The case of the dumping of paraplegic Gabbino Olvero‡ on the street detailed; surveillance camera video shown. [Hollywood Presbyterian head Taylor SCHEMBERGER‡- says hospital policy was violated.]

King, John;
Cooper, Anderson

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