Healthcare boss resigns after coma patient gives birth

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Bill Timmons, Hacienda HealthCare's CEO, quit his position Monday "effective immediately", spokesman David Leibowitz said in a statement to AZFamily.

"A lot of people are mad, my family included", says Gary Londer, a parent of a Hacienda HealthCare patient. Police are conducting a criminal investigation but have, as yet, declined to share any details, though local media have reported that subpoenas for DNA samples may be forthcoming.

"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. It's also unclear if staff members at the Hacienda de Los Angeles facility were unaware of the pregnancy until the birth.

It has been learned that a woman in a vegetative state at a Phoenix-area nursing facility was sexually assaulted after giving birth to a baby boy on Saturday. A high-ranking executive in the company said that they would "accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization".

The facility, which has room for over 50 patients, is now under investigation by police and the Arizona Department of Health Services. Since entering the hospital's care, she's been in a complete coma.

Karina Cesena says that her trust with Arizona's Hacienda Healthcare has "definitely been broken".

Cesena's daughter almost drowned 14 years ago and was left with a traumatic brain injury that caused her to have hundreds of seizures a day.

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Both staffers "have been counseled on privacy during showering residents", and the report added that "all direct care staff" would receive more training in light of the allegations.

The CBS source also claimed the facility has introduced a new rule that male staff members are banned from seeing a female patient without a female staff member after the incident. In January 2018, state investigators said the issues "have been corrected", People reported.

It happened at Hacidena Healthcare, a facility for medically fragile children, teens, and adults.

The facility received a "below average" health inspection rating in 2017, according to the Medicare website.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said it had sent inspectors to check on patients at the facility and had implemented "heightened safety measures".

That staff member was ultimately terminated, but the state found that the facility "failed to ensure clients. were treated with dignity".

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