Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth

Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth

Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons resigned on Monday, with immediate effect, and his resignation was accepted unanimously by the board of directors. "Not Hacienda, '" said a woman who worked as a manager at the firm for about a decade, reported AZFamily on January 8.

"This matter is now under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department", Sergeant Tommy Thompson told Reuters when asked about the media reports.

A spokesman for Hacienda HealthCare says investigators served a search warrant Tuesday to obtain DNA samples from all male staffers.

A woman in Arizona who has been in a vegetative state in a hospital for over 10 years has given birth to a child.

The woman's identity has not been reported, and it's not known if she has a family or a guardian. The source said that staff only found out she was pregnant on the day she gave birth.

Calling her case an "absolutely horrifying situation" Hacienda HealthCare board member Gary Orman said in a statement that the "unprecedented case. has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization".

Police in Phoenix are investigating a sexual assault at a nursing facility after a patient in a vegetative state became pregnant and gave birth.

"We will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every single one of our patients and our employees", Orman said.

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About Hacienda HealthCare, Cesena said: "Trust has been broken".

It came after reports that the woman, who was left in the vegetative state after a near-drowning incident, was sexually assaulted a couple of times.

She said no one reported that incident exclusively out of fear, and she believes there's been other abuse throughout the years. "She recently gave birth to a child while still in a coma".

While federal and state privacy laws prohibit us from publicly discussing a patient's health or case, Hacienda has and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement and all the relevant regulatory agencies regarding this matter. But one from December 2013 outlines an allegation that a staff member made inappropriate sexual comments about four patients.

A female staff member said another female staff member "entered the room and just wanted to talk with [the other staff member]" who was giving the bath.

The care center received a "below average" rating from health inspectors in 2017 but holds a "much below average" rating on the Medicare website. The Arizona Department of Health Services is also expected to inspect the facility, a spokeswoman told The New York Times.

Meanwhile, a state lawmaker is considering legislation to protect patients living at long-term healthcare facilities from abuse.

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