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Security Magazine - Jan. 14, 2014
Hospital Security Lapses in 2013 Turn Spotlight on Security Officer Training
By Bernard Scaglione, Director of Healthcare Security Services for G4S Secure Solutions
On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th. Her body was discovered on the fourth-floor of a rarely-used exterior stairwell by a member of the hospital's staff. A different staff member saw a body in the stairwell and reported it to security prior to October 8, but the report was never followed up.