Nursing Assistant Charged With Mistreating Patient
Rochester, N.Y. - A certified nursing assistant at Park Ridge Nursing Home has been charged with mistreating a patient.
Groven Glenn, 52, pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of an elderly person, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws.
The accusations stem from his care of an 83-year-old patient.
A videotape allegedly shows Glenn throwing a chicken bone at the woman and slamming her wheelchair into a door. Glenn allegedly told police, "I got angry and couldn't control myself."
The woman, Wanda Gray, required surgery for a broken leg and died three weeks later.
"Supposedly they had training for when the patients got out of hand," said Kim Trobia, Gray's granddaughter. "He could have walked away. He could have said, 'I need some help.' He could have said anything."
In a statement Wednesday, Natalie Ciao, a spokesperson for Unity Health System said, “Groven Glenn was employed by Unity Health System from 9/2004 until 11/2012. During that time, Mr. Glenn functioned as a Certified Nursing Assistant. He is no longer affiliated with Unity Health System. While we cannot comment on the specifics of this case, Unity addressed this situation immediately, and fully appreciates its role within the state reporting process. All licensed health professionals are required by state law to report colleagues whom they suspect may be guilty of abuse or misconduct. Consistent with our policies and practices, Unity took the necessary actions to ensure the patient's safety and well-being, investigated and proactively reported the incident, and took the appropriate action with the employee, terminating his employment. Unity has cooperated, and will continue to cooperate, with the investigation.”