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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Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com