(13WHAM)Rochester, N.Y. - The former Monroe Community Hospital Director, Todd Spring, spoke for the first time since allegations that he abused a patient came out.
Todd Spring spoke to the county legislature at the Tuesday night meeting during public comments.
"Here tonight, and for the public record I want to state unequivocally that I have never abused or mistreated any resident trusted to my care at any time in my over 25 year career as a licensed nursing home administrator, the last 13+ years of which were at MCH," said Spring.
Spring was fired from the hospital in May, after a state investigation found evidence of patient abuse.
It included a December 2012 incident when Spring took a wheelchair from a patient who allegedly violated a no smoking policy.
Spring explained his side to the story: "In addition to smoking practices contrary to MCH’s safety policy the individual involved was currently abusing alcohol to the point of extreme intoxication. Taken alone either of these two variables presents significant risk, when combined the hazard was obvious and extreme."
Tuesday, in trying to clear his name Spring told the county legislature the Attorney General's investigation into the incident has been closed.