The public is invited to participate in a vigil Sunday at Atascadero State Hospital to honor Donna Gross, the psychiatric technician strangled by a patient at Napa State Hospital in October 2010.
The event is one of nearly a dozen vigils advocating for employee safety throughout California on Sunday.
Atascadero’s event will include talks by hospital workers and state legislators.
There will also be a ceremony during which the public can lay flowers in remembrance. White carnations will be provided.
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Gross' death has renewed efforts to improve safety at the state's five mental hospitals, organizers say.
The vigil is planned for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the hospital's entrance, 10333 El Camino Real.