Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member

Ebony Scott
January 9, 2019

"Not Hacienda, '" said a woman who worked as a manager at the firm for about a decade, reported AZFamily on January 8. The Phoenix Police Department did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

The incident reportedly occurred at a Phoenix nursing facility, Hacienda HealthCare in the American state of Arizona, according to the RT News.

"Everybody was up in shock", Karina Cesena, whose 22-year-old daughter, Jazzmyne, is a patient at the Hacienda Healthcare facility, told CBS News.

"I can't believe someone would bathe her daily for nine months, never know she wasn't having her period, she wasn't growing in her mid-section", one of the woman's former caregivers told ABC15, which did not reveal his or her identity. The source said that staff only found out she was pregnant on the day she gave birth.

Gary Orman, executive vice president of Hacienda HealthCare, said the company would "accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation".

Police have served a search warrant to collect DNA from male employees at a Phoenix healthcare facility where a woman gave birth while in a vegetative state.

Sex abuse investigation underway after a patient in vegetative state for almost a decade gives birth.

The outlet also reported that the patient has been in a vegetative state for at least a decade after almost drowning.

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The reported birth - and the sexual assault on a vulnerable individual that must have preceded it - has cast a harsh glare on conditions at a nonprofit organization that bills itself as a leading provider of health care for Phoenix's medically fragile. Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her.

Protocol at the clinic has been changed, the source said, and men now have to be accompanied by a woman on entering the room of a female patient.

The New York Times reports that fresh allegations of abuse have emerged, including inadequate privacy for patients while they were naked or being showered.

In addition to working with police, state officials are "re-evaluating the state's contract and regulatory authority as it relates to this facility and have been working closely with state agencies to ensure all necessary safety measures are in place", Patrick Ptak, a spokesperson for Ducey, R, said in a statement.

The resident said that "it made him feel uncomfortable", according to records from the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services, People magazine reported.

The facility provides intermediate care for patients with intellectual disabilities.

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

Other reports by GizPress

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