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State agency investigating Placerville hospital
The Mercury News

California’s Department of Public Health is investigating a Placerville hospital from which a mental patient escaped and stole an ambulance in March and was later shot to death by police. Agency spokesman Ralph Montano says investigators will review whether Marshall Hospital’s policies and procedures played a role in the incident. Linda Carol Clark of Folsom was being involuntarily held at the hospital when she fled in her hospital gown, stole an ambulance parked outside the emergency room and began driving through town.