Midtown hospital looks to ID patient who’s been there for 5 months

The man arrived at the emergency department Nov. 20 after Atlanta police found him wandering around the downtown area.
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The man arrived at the emergency department Nov. 20 after Atlanta police found him wandering around the downtown area.

Credit: Emory University Midtown Hospital

Officials are asking the public for help identifying a patient who was taken to Emory University Hospital Midtown more than five months ago.

The man, who is believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, arrived at the emergency department Nov. 20 after Atlanta police found him wandering around the downtown area, Emory spokeswoman Janet Christenbury said. Hospital staff and law enforcement haven’t been able to identify the patient, who can’t provide information about who he is, where he lives or if he has family in the area.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Emory police at 404-727-8055.

Earlier this month, Grady Memorial Hospital was able to identify a woman who had been there for several weeks after she was hit by a car in Midtown. Hospital officials circulated her photo to several media outlets and within three hours someone recognized the woman and called in.