Bed bugs found in Banner Health hospital room, patient's family says

A patient's family said they found bed bugs in their daughter's hospital room on June 11 at Mesa, Ariz.-based Banner Desert Medical Center, Fox News reports.

Erin Ortega, whose daughter is being treated at the hospital, claimed she alerted hospital staff of the bed bugs found on her daughter's bedding. Hospital staff allegedly moved the family to another room, according to Fox 10.

"Sure enough, there was another bed bug on the floor behind the recliner, as well as a dead one that was stuck to the chair," Ms. Ortega said.

In a statement to the news station on June 12, hospital officials said they immediately respond to patient concerns.

"We are responsive to any concerns expressed by our patients," the statement read. "We take immediate action to remedy isolated incidents as soon as we are notified."

Ms. Ortega told Fox 10 she is considering transferring her daughter to another facility.

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