SF Hospital Discovers Second Body in Hallway

San Francisco police are investigating another death of a woman at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, just a week after a body was found in the stairway of the hospital’s power plant building.

The second body was found in a hallway last Monday, June 4, at 6 a.m., according to NBC Bay Area, which reported that the woman was in her 40s and being held on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric evaluation hold. The report said the woman was being treated on a bed in a hallway, but it was unclear whether staff had checked on her between 2 and 6 a.m.

“Apparently, she wasn’t being monitored closely enough,” an anonymous source told NBC Bay Area. “There had been a report she may have gone to the bathroom. We don’t know how long it had been before anyone had checked on her.”

San Francisco police had brought the woman to the unit at 12:30 p.m. on June 3. Police are trying to determine cause of death and have not released the woman’s name.

On May 30, the body of Ruby Anderson, 75, a dementia patient who went missing from a nearby facility, was found in the power plant building. The building was accessible to the public during the day; the hospital has since tightened security to require visitors to have an ID badge at all times.