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Medical care tech fired after patient sexual assault allegations at TMC Lakewood

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A Truman Medical Centers medical care technician involved in an alleged sexual assault at the hospital's long term care facility at TMC Lakewood has been fired.

"He is no longer employed by TMC and will not be permitted on the TMC Lakewood Campus," Truman Medical Centers said in a statement Monday.

This comes after Kansas City police received the call at Lakewood Care Center about 2 a.m. Sunday.

KCTV5 reached out to Truman Medical Center on Sunday and received this statement: 

Friday evening, a nurse from Truman Medical Center Lakewood’s Long Term Care center walked into a resident’s room and observed a medical care technician having inappropriate contact with the resident. That nurse immediately followed safety protocols, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline and police were called.

The investigation with both agencies is ongoing, and TMC is working closely with the authorities. Truman Medical Centers’ number one priority is patient safety. The organization has zero tolerance for any employee putting those in our care in harm’s way.

We won’t rest until all investigations are complete, and the resident’s family has the answers it deserves about this incident. As this is now in the hands of the KCPD, we would refer any further questions to that organization.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

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