Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth

Healthcare Facility Chief Quits After Woman in Coma Gives Birth

Rep. Jeff Weninger told KPHO one idea would be to allow families to install cameras in the rooms of their loved ones so they could be monitored remotely.

Bill Timmons's resignation was unanimously accepted by directors, the company said in a statement.

A woman whose 22-year-old daughter is a patient at the facility said she refuses to leave her side until the investigation is conclusive.

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.

The woman had been a patient in a clinic run by Hacienda HealthCare near Phoenix for over a decade and required round-the-clock care. According to agency documents, Hacienda HealthCare later corrected facility "deficiencies" that contributed to the incident.

"No. None whatsoever. Not even able to communicate the fact that she was pregnant", claimed the source. "We don't know if it's an employee, a father, a family member - we just don't know", the mother, Karina Cesena, told ABC 15.

A near-drowning had left the woman in a persistent vegetative state for almost a decade.

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

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

She said no one reported that incident exclusively out of fear, and she believes there's been other abuse throughout the years. According to the local station's unidentified source, the facility staff had no idea the patient was pregnant until she began moaning as she went into labor.

"I wasn't there", Meyers said.

A Phoenix police spokesman told The Washington Post that the department is investigating but did not release details about the case.

Hacienda also announced that all male employees would have to have a female employee accompany them when visiting a female patient's room.

Cesana is working to move her daughter out of the facility, which serves infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile" or have developmental disabilities.

The state's Department of Economic Security dispatched a team to conduct health and safety checks at the facility, and the Department of Health Services has beefed up safety measures: more staff, increased monitoring and stronger security. But one from December 2013 outlines an allegation that a staff member made inappropriate sexual comments about four patients.

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