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SF General makes protocol changes after woman’s death

More than a week after a body was found in a fire stairwell, San Francisco General Hospital says it is making it more difficult for patients to slip through the cracks. Lynne Spalding, 57, was found dead in a fourth floor stairwell last Tuesday, weeks after she was reported to have disappeared from her room Sept. 21. The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department provides security for SF General, and as of Wednesday, there were multiple investigations underway into why a search by deputies did not find her earlier.