o First, someone mentioned "where is the patient advocate?" Let's keep in mind who pays that person't salary. And I'm not certain all hospital's have PAs.
o Second, I see a lot of discussion in the comments about the hospital. There is blame to be had, indeed. But would this situation have devolved to the point it did without the police? Probably not. To me, that's where the greater blame lies. But, we don't teach law enforcement people to think. Instead, they are taught to blindly follow orders in all cases. That's fine when we're talking about a situation where someone's shooting at them; that's not so fine when dragging a woman—who can't walk—off to jail.
o In other words, someone needed to grow a pair.
Finally, this is the problem with our healthcare system from top to bottom: Everything is focused on the bottom line. One example (and not intended to drive this discussion off on a tangent) is the cost of drugs, which, despite the plaintive explanations of the drug companies (a couple in which I own stock) are priced way, way higher than is justified by the costs of development and production. Would I be happy with a much lower dividend, in exchange for much lower drug prices? Damn right I would. But this brings us to for-profit hospitals: Nothing good could come of healthcare for sale to the highest bidder.