MPD: SVU investigates unexplained newborn injuries at Meriter Hospital

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) The Madison Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating “several unexplained injuries” reported at Meriter Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

Hospital authorities contacted detectives the morning of Friday, Feb. 9.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon by the hospital’s communications team, hospital staff are conducting an internal review and “have implemented supplemental monitoring and security measures to enhance supervision in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit until the investigation is complete.”

The statement also cites that protecting patients is the hospital’s “highest priority, so we were heartbroken to recently learn of patient safety concerns regarding some of our youngest patients.”

Police are not releasing other information citing the “open and ongoing case.”