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Security Stepped Up at SF General Following Death of Missing Elderly Woman

Jenna Lane
May 31, 2018 - 4:31 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -  After an elderly woman was found dead near her residential care facility on the grounds of San Francisco General Hospital, security on the campus is getting a thorough review. KCBS Radio's Jenna Lane reports the woman had been missing for more than a week.

Ruby Lee Andersen checked herself out of a residential care facility on the campus of San Francisco General Hospital more than 10 days ago. Staff notified the Sheriff's Department she was missing the following morning.

Ruby Lee Anderson

Roland Pickens leads the San Francisco Health Network, the system of care that includes the residential facility where Andersen lived and San Francisco General Hospital including its power plant where she was found dead.

"Up until this point, the access to the power plant building has been open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to allow the constant flow of staff and materials in and out of that building." Pickens said. "One of the immediate steps we took after this incident was to institute 24/7 security badge access into the power plant building."

The Sheriff's Department which provides security is conducting a search of every nook and cranny of the campus looking for other vulnerabilities. Sheriff Vicki Hennessy says her deputies followed all the existing missing persons protocols when they took the report that Andersen didn't return to her residence.

But Hennessy adds that they "need to do better."