Lynne Spalding

The Medical Examiner leaves the scene of an investigation after the body of a woman was found inside a stairwell of the power plant building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Body of woman found in SF hospital stairwell

A woman’s body was discovered Wednesday in a stairway at Zuckerberg San…

 

Courtesy photoLynne Spalding disappeared from San Francisco General Hospital on Sept 21

SF pays $3 million for hospital stairwell death 

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a payment of nearly $3 million to…

 

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Lynne Spalding family to be paid nearly $3 million in settlement over her death at SF General

Bill Spalding is not a man to mince words, especially when it…

 

Courtesy photoLynne Spalding disappeared from San Francisco General Hospital on Sept 21

SF settles lawsuit over missing hospital patient Lynne Spalding for nearly $3M

The last chapter in a troubling tale of institutional failure and human…

Courtesy photoLynne Spalding disappeared from San Francisco General Hospital on Sept 21
Mike Koozmin/2013 file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s department fired one person and took disciplinary action against seven others in the wake of Lynne Spalding’s death at San Francisco General Hospital.

Punishment meted out for hospital security staff in Lynne Spalding case

One Sheriff's Department staff member has been fired in relation to a…

Mike Koozmin/2013 file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s department fired one person and took disciplinary action against seven others in the wake of Lynne Spalding’s death at San Francisco General Hospital.
courtesy Bill SpaldingBill Spalding — the brother of Lynne Spalding

Brother of woman who went missing at SF General continues protest of response to her death

A red, double-decker bus tooled through the streets of London last week.…

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mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoA new report suggests ways San Francisco General Hospital can keep patients from wandering.

Report highlights security recommendations at SF General

San Francisco General Hospital is taking steps toward fulfilling increased security measures…

mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoA new report suggests ways San Francisco General Hospital can keep patients from wandering.
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Family of woman found dead in SFGH stairwell files claim against city

The family of a woman who was found dead in a San…

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Spalding family to announce claim against SF

The family of a woman who was found dead in a San…

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SF General makes patient safety, security changes after missing patient's death

Federally ordered changes have been made at San Francisco General Hospital following…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi had a domestic violence charge against him wiped off his record on Monday.

S.F. Sheriff’s Department phone transcripts prompt outrage in Lynne Spalding case

Family and friends of a woman found dead in a San Francisco…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi had a domestic violence charge against him wiped off his record on Monday.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoA security officer speaks to a patient wandering outside

Security staff at S.F. General have a complex job

When a white Chihuahua bit a San Francisco General Hospital security officer…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoA security officer speaks to a patient wandering outside
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoLynne Spalding

Man who reportedly saw body in SFGH stairwell comes forward

A mystery man who reportedly saw someone on the ground in a…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoLynne Spalding
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Some San Francisco hospital security performed by low-level officers

Some security duties at San Francisco General Hospital are carried out by…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi had a domestic violence charge against him wiped off his record on Monday.

S.F. Sheriff’s Department findings show missteps in hospital-body case

Repeated incomplete search efforts, conflicting reports, miscommunication and a failure to follow…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi had a domestic violence charge against him wiped off his record on Monday.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco police are seeking to speak with a S.F. General employee who said he saw a body in the hospital's stairwell days before a woman's body was discovered.

Police seek man seen in S.F. General stairwell case

Police were trying to identify a man who reported seeing someone in…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco police are seeking to speak with a S.F. General employee who said he saw a body in the hospital's stairwell days before a woman's body was discovered.
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Family of woman found dead at SFGH updated on the investigation

Authorities investigating the death of Lynne Spalding, a woman found dead on…

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Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoA Central California woman emailed San Francisco General Hospital and the Sheriff’s Department about an incident in which she was trapped in a stairwell similar to that where a woman was found Oct. 8.

Months before body discovered in San Francisco General, hospital visitor got stuck in stairwell

Five months before the body of a missing patient was discovered in…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoA Central California woman emailed San Francisco General Hospital and the Sheriff’s Department about an incident in which she was trapped in a stairwell similar to that where a woman was found Oct. 8.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco police are seeking to speak with a S.F. General employee who said he saw a body in the hospital's stairwell days before a woman's body was discovered.

Patient disappearances from San Francisco General Hospital are common

Ten minutes before Mayor Ed Lee took the podium at San Francisco…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco police are seeking to speak with a S.F. General employee who said he saw a body in the hospital's stairwell days before a woman's body was discovered.
One resolution for Mayor Ed Lee in 2015 could be to declare a moratorium on evictions in The City.

Mayor: City will investigate SF General Hospital security after patient found dead in stairwell

Three days after the body of a missing patient was found in…

One resolution for Mayor Ed Lee in 2015 could be to declare a moratorium on evictions in The City.