Hospital raising funds to help family with bed bug infestation

Novant Health Hospital in Rowan County is helping raise funds for a local family after a bed bug infestation.

The patient came in last week and nurses could see the bed bugs on the patient's body. The patient stayed in two rooms while at Novant and the rooms were completely contained, according to the hospital.

The hospital staff worked with exterminators to make sure there was no infestation.

Novant is now working with the patients family to exterminate the beg bugs in their apartment. The staff is raising money to help buy the family a new couch, bedding and clothes.