RI Hospital Acknowledges Delay In Reporting Assault

Feb 11, 2016

Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Rhode Island Hospital acknowledges there was a delay in providing the name of an employee suspected of assaulting a patient to the Providence Police. Hospital officials say they’re reviewing hospital practice to determine what caused the delay and prevent it from occurring in the future.

The employee is accused of inappropriately touching a patient. Hospital officials say they’re troubled by the allegation and will assist police with the criminal investigation.

The hospital says it conducted its own investigation, and the employee has been fired. Hospital officials say the termination is not related to the alleged assault pending police investigation.