Palos Community Hospital finds bats in OB unit

Palos Community Hospital is trying to quell rumors the entire hospital is closed after two or three bats were found in its obstetrics unit last week, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The Palos Heights, Ill.-based hospital removed the bats, turned them over to animal control and moved OB patients to another unit, according to the report. The hospital said no patients came into contact with the bats.

And while the OB unit remains closed, the hospital is still open, according to the report.

The hospital is working to determine how the bats entered the hospital to prevent future entry. However, several units of the hospital are under construction, according to the report.


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