December 15, 2004
ASSISTANT PLACED ON PROBATION FOR STRIKING A VULNERABLE ADULT
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a
former geriatric nursing assistant at Mariner Health of Overlea
located at 6116 Belair Road in Baltimore City, has been found guilty
after a bench trial of one count of second degree abuse of a vulnerable
adult and one count of second degree assault in connection with
an incident that occurred at the facility on December 29, 2003.
31, of the 4300 block of Wakefield Road in Baltimore was a geriatric
nursing assistant for 7 months at Mariner Health
and was on duty and responsible for the care of the victim, a 77
year old woman who has been a resident of the facility since 1973.
While giving the victim her morning care and brushing her hair,
Green became frustrated and struck the victim in the upper torso
and chest with an open hand causing the victim to cry out. The
incident was witnessed and reported by an employee of Mariner Health’s
housekeeping staff. Green was suspended as a result of the incident
and subsequently terminated.
The Honorable Catherine Curran O'Malley of the Baltimore City
District Court found Green guilty of both counts and placed her
on 1 year of supervised probation with the special condition that
she is barred from providing direct hands-on care for the same
period of time.