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New Mom Goes Home from Hospital with Wrong Baby

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Fox News: Staff members of Williston's Mercy Medical Center are investigating how the mother of a newborn went home with the wrong baby.

The hospital says it happened last weekend, the mistake was discovered within an hour and the woman was quickly reunited with her own child.

Mercy Chief Financial Officer Kerry Monson would not release details about how it happened or what families were involved.

She read a prepared statement indicating hospital employees are disheartened by the incident, are investigating the facts surrounding it, are reviewing policies and procedures and will take appropriate action.

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Anonymous September 12, 2009, 9:42 AM

After spending a few days in the hospital with your baby, how do you take home the wrong one?

Jenny September 12, 2009, 12:39 PM

Some babies look alike I suppose , not to mention pain pills and sleep deprivation…

Enough! September 12, 2009, 7:53 PM

Weird… I can’t imagine that I wouldn’t have recognized my baby by the time we left the hospital. If it was a very similar looking child I guess I can kind of see it happening but I thought there were better security measures in place than to let this happen. At least it was discovered right away and not five years from now or something…

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