The 79-year-old Alzheimer's patient walked out of St. Mary's Hospital between 7:30 and 9:45 a.m. Thursday. His family reported him missing after hospital workers could not locate him, they said. They began searching for him.
Luis Quinones, who was wearing only a hospital gown, was found by his family around 12:30 at Chicago and Damen. He also had a hospital towel, which was wrapped around his neck like a cape, according to his family.
His family is upset that he was allowed to leave the hospital in this condition.
Saint Mary's Hospital issued a statement that it is taking the matter seriously and conducting an internal investigation to determine how it happened.