According to hospital spokesperson Beth Hardy, the hospital stopped taking patients through the ambulance entrance after staff noticed bed bugs on a patient Thursday morning.
"Bed bugs are in the community and they are all around us," Hardy said. "From time to time, what can happen is a patient can come in with bed bugs on their person or on their belongings, so it is something to be vigilant about."
The area was sterilized, and a dog specially trained to find bed bugs was brought in before patients were allowed back into the ER.
The hospital started accepting ambulances again on Thursday at 6:20 p.m., Hardy said.