Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth

Ebony Scott
January 12, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona police have launched an investigation after the unnamed patient, described by Arizona's Family as a 29-year-old Native American woman, gave birth to a baby boy on December 29.

According to NBC News, a Phoenix woman, who is unable to move or speak, gave birth to a baby boy on December 29, at the Hacienda HealthCare facility.

The chief executive of the corporation in charge of an Arizona nursing home where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth has resigned.

The Phoenix Police said they could not confirm the reports.

Karina Cesena has barely left her daughter's room at a private health-care facility in Phoenix since she learned that a another patient there in a vegetative state had given birth.

"As a healthcare provider, we can not comment on any patient due to federal and state privacy laws". "When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers", Chairman Terry Rambler said in a statement.

Hacienda CEO Bill Timmons stepped down Monday, spokesman David Leibowitz said.

They include increased staff presence during any patient interaction, more monitoring of patient care areas and additional security measures involving visitors. The child is being cared for by the woman's family.

She said no one reported that incident exclusively out of fear, and she believes there's been other abuse throughout the years.

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The incident also prompted Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons to resign yesterday, after the incident put a spotlight on the safety of long-term care settings for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security says in an emailed statement that it had sent a team to check on the health and safety of every person in the facility since the pregnancy and birth were reported and that it was working with Phoenix police on their investigation.

"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", Hacienda said in its statement.

The Phoenix Police Department declined a request to comment.

Previously, healthcare sources said: "From what I've been told, she was moaning".

"I was told that as of now, if a male staff needs to enter a female room, they need to bring in a female employee with them".

"She said that it would be degrading for a resident to have staff come and go, while a shower is being given".

In a statement, board member Gary Orman said the facility "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation".

Thompson said the sexual assault investigation will take some time.

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