DNA search warrants served on male Hacienda Healthcare staffers

11 January, 2019, 12:32 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Woman in vegetative state gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix

On December 29, 2018, a female patient who is under the care and supervision of a Phoenix-based healthcare facility Hacienda HealthCare gave birth.

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

"We don't know who this person is yet". There is no suspect, Thompson said.

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".

Michaels also said the baby boy was born into a loving family, and will be well cared for.

Part of the investigation is focused on the possibility of multiple sexual assaults on the woman, including assaults on different parts of the body.

Hacienda's website said it serves infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile" or have developmental disabilities. "But suffice it to say, it is a large number of individuals". "It's very hard for us to find a spot that's going to be suitable for her condition or her age".

Police served the long-term care facility with a search warrant on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

Thompson would not say whether people who visited the facility have also given DNA samples.


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 215 kilometres east of Phoenix.

"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.

Phoenix police say the matter is under investigation.

"I want to assure our patients, their loved ones, our community partners, the agencies we do business with, Governor Ducey and the residents of Arizona, we will continue to cooperate with Phoenix Police and the investigating agencies at all levels in every way possible", said Orman.

The clinic's chief executive Bill Timmons has now resigned, with his departure unanimously approved by Hacienda HealthCare's board of directors, a company spokesman said.

Last week the state's department of economic security sent investigators to the facility for health and safety checks.

Thompson told reporters that changes apparently have been made.

"Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her".

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.

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