CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – The staff of Coral Gables Hospital is trying to figure out how the family of a patient walked into their mother’s room to find a stranger feeding her.
The incident allegedly happened Sunday, and sent the woman’s daughter, Moya Gordon, to the nursing station for answers.
“The lady is touching her, kissing her, hugging her. Where did this lady come from? said Gordon. “When I saw her I started screaming ‘what are you doing here?!’”
The hospital was not immediately able to provide any.
“Yesterday, we received a complaint from a patient’s family about an unauthorized individual being in the patient’s room,” said a hospital spokesperson in a statement released Monday afternoon.
“We promptly asked the individual to leave and have launched an interval review. Out of an abundance of caution, we also notified local law enforcement.”
Beyond the statement, the hospital, which is part of the Tenet group of hospitals, offered no explanation of how the woman got into the hospital and got access to the patent’s room.
Police questioned Gordon, who was shaken up by the incident, and found some ID the woman had left behind.
When police arrived the woman had left, but they later located 34-year-old Daysmarys Giz nearby. Officers questioned her, decided she was acting strangely, and had her committed for observation.
There was no indication in the police report or the hospital statement that the patient had been harmed by the woman, but the hospital said it was treating the incidcent seriously.
“The safety and security of our patients is a top priority for Coral Gables Hospital,” the hospital said in its statement. “We are committed to providing the quality care for which the hospital is known.”
Gordon said the hospital needs to make some changed to ensure the safety of everyone at the hospital.
“I think they should ask for id to everybody, where are going, what is your name, what is your ID number,” said Gordon. “They don’t have no clue.”