I think Mike Nolan had fun writing this story. Italics added:
'After a handful of bats were discovered last week in the obstetrics unit of Palos Community Hospital, the incident, since contained, has given birth to a host of rumors the Palos Heights hospital is trying to bat away.'
And, 3 paragraphs later:
'Still, he said, "there have been a lot of rumors" flying around, including emails circulating that say the entire hospital is closed.'
Writing on deadline,
under the gun,
the journalist found the time