911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth

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The woman in a vegetative state, who gave birth to a baby boy on December 29, has been at the Phoenix-based nursing facility since she was a toddler, PEOPLE confirms.

According to AP News, police are now investigating this as sexual assault and are in the midst of collecting DNA samples from all of the facility's male employees.

The report says the doctor who examined her at the long-term care facility where she lives found "no change" in her health.

"The woman and the baby were transported to a local hospital and at this time, both the mother and the baby are recovering".

Police investigators served Hacienda Healthcare with a search warrant that demanded DNA samples from all of its male employees.

David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Hacienda Healthcare, said Tuesday that it welcomed the action by police and had considered conducting voluntary genetic testing of its staff before company lawyers said that doing so would be illegal.

Officials say they are committed to cooperating with the police to "uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation".

PEOPLE reports that the documents state she has been at the Hacienda HealthCare facility for more than 27 years, almost double the length of time that appeared in previous reports.

In a separate development, the San Carlos Apache Tribe said in a statement Tuesday that the woman at the center of the case is an "enrolled member" of the tribe.

It is not yet known exactly where the baby is being raised or who he is being raised by.

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The patient, who has been identified as a 29-year-old Native American woman, has been under the care of the facility since she was between the ages of two or three according to the documents.

The incident occurred at a clinic run by Hacienda HealthCare, near Phoenix.

Police have said that the woman almost died in childbirth but managed to deliver the child naturally.

"The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda HealthCare", Micheaels said, adding that they did not wish to make a public statement.

The Hacienda intermediate care facility specializes in providing around-the-clock care for infants, children and young adults with developmental disabilities or who are "medically fragile". Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her. "It is my hope that justice will be served", Rambler said.

After the birth emerged, the Arizona Department of Health Services said new safety measures have been implemented, including increased staff presence during any patient interaction, more monitoring of patient care areas and additional security measures involving visitors.

The revelation that a woman in a vegetative state was raped inside a care facility has horrified advocates for people with disabilities and the community at large.

The CEO of Hacienda HealthCare Bill Timmons resigned on Monday, the centre confirmed in a statement.

According to the Phoenix CBS Affiliate KPHO, an unidentified source said, "From what I've been told, she was moaning ... and they didn't know what was wrong with her. ..."

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