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Lynne Spalding

San Francisco General Hospital

SF General Hospital Gets Security Recommendations From UCSF After Lynne Spalding Death

UCSF is recommending several changes following an independent review of the security program at San Francisco General Hospital after last year’s case involving Lynne Spalding prompted them to do so.

03/28/2014

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

Family Of Woman Found Dead In SF General Hospital Stairwell Files Claim Against City

The family of a woman found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell last October has filed a claim against the city for her death.

03/05/2014

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

Report: SF General Nurses Didn’t Follow Orders To Watch Lynne Spalding

A report claims nurses at S.F. General failed to follow a doctor’s orders to maintain a constant watch on a patient who left her room and was found dead in a stairwell.

02/02/2014

Missing San Francisco General Hospital patient Valerie Gates. (CBS)

Surgery Patient Missing From San Francisco General Hospital Found Safe

A woman who walked out of San Francisco General Hospital after surgery Thursday was found safe Friday in the city’s Mission District.

01/31/2014

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

SF General Hospital Adopts Changes After Missing Patient’s Death

Federally ordered changes have been made at San Francisco’s General Hospital following the death of a patient who was found in a stairwell at the hospital last October.

01/24/2014

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Addresses Lynne Spalding Case

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi addresses his department’s criticisms in the Lynne Spalding case as well as the how SF’s jails are in the unique position of not being over-crowded.

01/13/2014

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (CBS)

Sheriff Mirkarimi Wants Department To Remain In Charge Of SF General Hospital Security

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he wants the sheriff’s department to remain in charge of security at San Francisco General but that he is also vowing changes after a missing patient was found dead.

01/09/2014

Lynne Spalding

Coroner Ties Alcoholism To Death Of Woman Found In SF Hospital Stairwell

A woman found dead in a locked stairwell 17 days after going missing from her room at San Francisco General Hospital probably died of a chemical imbalance due to complications from chronic alcohol abuse, the city medical examiner’s office said Friday.

12/13/2013

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

Witness Comes Forward In Case Of Missing SF General Patient

The man spoke to police last week after seeing a flyer about the case of Lynne Spalding.

11/20/2013

A A view of San Francisco General Hospital on October 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 57-year-old Lynne Spalding, of San Francisco was believed to have been found dead this morning in a remote stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital after she was reported missing from her hospital room more than two weeks ago. Spalding was last seen on September 21 by hospital employees after she was undergoing treatment for an infection. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does SF General Need Sheriff’s Deputies?

San Francisco’s Sheriff’s department, which manages security at SF General Hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate response to the Lynn Spalding case. Questions arise as to who should be in charge of security.

11/11/2013

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