Prisma Well being worker dies after psychological affected person strikes groin

Delly Bezoss

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) -A Prisma Well being Tuomey Hospital worker is lifeless after a affected person altercation in late Could.

Sumter County Coroner Robert Baker Jr. confirmed to WIS 40-year-old Kevin Robinson died on Could 31, 2022 after an altercation with a affected person days earlier.

Baker mentioned on Could 27, a feminine affected person who was dedicated to the hospital with “psychological and emotional” points struck Robinson within the groin.

Baker mentioned Robinson collapsed, went into cardiac arrest, and was hospitalized within the ICU till he died. He mentioned an post-mortem was carried out on June 3, however the outcomes are pending.

The coroner confirmed Robinson was an worker on the hospital.

The Sumter Police Division despatched an announcement studying:

A affected person, who injured hospital workers as they tried to forestall her from leaving, faces fees.

Imani Cox, 27, of Crowndale Drive, who was admitted to Prisma Well being Tuomey for a court-ordered analysis, was attempting to depart the power on Could 27 when hospital safety and workers members tried to detain her.

Data gathered within the investigation signifies Cox was aggressive and commenced to battle with workers, placing not less than two of them.

A psychological well being technician, Kevin Robinson, 40, of Washington Road, was struck within the groin space earlier than he received sick and have become unresponsive.

Robinson died just a few days later. An investigation is constant. Outcomes of an post-mortem carried out Friday are pending. Cox was transferred to a Columbia-area hospital, the place she was handled.

Following her launch, Cox was charged with assault and battery-2nd diploma and booked on the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace Detention Middle.

The detention heart confirmed Cox continues to be of their custody. Sumter County court docket data present she’s been granted a $7,500 surety bond however has not posted it.

WIS contacted Prisma Well being for an announcement, they mentioned on the loss of life of Robinson,

“He labored for us for 11 years and was properly cherished by his staff members.”

“We lengthen our heartfelt condolences to our staff member’s family members and to our Tuomey hospital household who share his loss.”

Makes an attempt to contact Robinson’s household have been unsuccessful.

Jean Meyer-Prisma Well being’s Senior Vice President of Acute Care Operations launched an announcement concerning the incident that left Robinson lifeless:

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