Patient dies after falling from Kaiser hospital window

A patient died after falling from a fifth-floor window at Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in Grantville, Calif., according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Police are investigating the March 30 death of the patient and the fall, but declined to respond to the Union Tribune's request for comment.

A worker at the Kaiser hospital, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the patient used a chair to shatter the glass of the window on the fifth floor. The worker said that the fifth floor is a telemetry unit.  

Kaiser confirmed the patient death to Becker's Hospital Review, but declined to comment further due to privacy regulations. 

"We are deeply saddened to confirm that late last night, a person died after breaking through a fifth-floor glass window at the Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center. Local law enforcement was immediately contacted and responded to investigate. While we cannot disclose details of the event due to privacy regulations, we continue to provide our full cooperation to the San Diego Police Department in their investigation and defer to them for further comment," a Kaiser spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review. 

Kaiser said it has also reported the incident to the California Department of Public Health.

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