Healthcare boss resigns after coma patient gives birth

Healthcare boss resigns after coma patient gives birth

Healthcare boss resigns after coma patient gives birth

The family of the Arizona woman who gave birth to a baby boy last month, despite being in a vegetative state for a decade, is still coming to grips with how their daughter's trust was violated. Police have been stationed outside Hacienda Healthcare over the last few days.

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

CNN affiliate KPHO/KTVK has reported the woman has been in a vegetative state for 14 years, quoting a source familiar with the situation. Awake but immobile, and apparently unaware, her universe consisted mostly of a room at a Phoenix Hacienda HealthCare facility where she received round-the-clock care.

A week after the victim gave birth, Phoenix police have still released next to nothing about the investigation.

Hacienda almost lost its Medicare funding in December 2013 after Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) found at least one staff member was abusive to multiple patients while several staff members were deficient in reporting patient allegations of abuse by staff. It's also unclear if staff members at the facility were aware of her pregnancy until the birth.

RAPE PROBE: Hacienda HealthCare has said it is cooperating with police (Pic: ABC 15) "Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her". No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said.

San Carlos Apache officials announced Tuesday night that the 29-year-old woman was an enrolled member of the tribe, whose reservation is in southeastern Arizona about 134 miles (215 kilometres) east of Phoenix. "It is my hope that justice will be served".

Attorney John Micheaels, who confirmed to PEOPLE he has been retained by the women's devastated relatives, revealed the family is "outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda Healthcare".

Orman continued: "And we will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every single one of our patients and our employees".

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he'd been briefed on the situation and called the "reports deeply troubling".

A male patient also complained several staff members walked in on him while he was naked and showering with the assistance of a female member of staff in December 2017, according to records from the Department of Health and Human Services.

After the incident, she was "horrified" about his reaction and said that "by law, we are supposed to report things like that".

"There was a nurse that was there, and from what I've heard she's the one that delivered the baby".

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