ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 17, 2013)—Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., is apologizing for mishandling a stillborn baby whose body was discovered at a laundry service.
The hospital says the body found in a sheet at a laundry service in Red Wing on Tuesday was that of a 22-week-old stillborn.
The hospital says the remains were wrapped in linens in its morgue and were mistaken for laundry that was to be sent out for cleaning.
The hospital called it a "terrible mistake" and extended "deep apologies" to the family.
It also offered counseling to employees of the linen service.
Chief nursing officer Chris Boese said the hospital has procedures that should have prevented the mistake and is working to ensure it doesn't happen again.