UPMC Adopts New Policy in Wake of Losing and Causing Death of 89 Year-Old Patient
UPMC is seeking to improve its patient safety policies because of the death of Rose Lee Diggs, who walked away from her 12th-floor room at UPMC's Montefiore Hospital about 5:15 p.m. on December 2, 2008, and was found by a hospital maintenance worker dead on the hospital's roof 12 hours later.
With Condition L now in place, if a patient goes missing, Condition L is to be initiated immediately. This will then trigger a hospital-wide search for the missing patient.
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