Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth

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Gov. Doug Ducey's office said Ducey was briefed on the "deeply troubling" reports as soon as the office learned of them and that state agencies "immediately began taking every measure to protect patient safety". It is also unclear if staff members at the Hacienda de Los Angeles facility were unaware of the pregnancy until the birth.

"It is my hope that justice will be served", said tribal chairman Terry Rambler, expressing his trust in the police investigation.

Hacienda HealthCare said it welcomed the DNA testing of employees as detectives desperately try to solve the horrific case.

Police have served a search warrant to collect DNA from male employees at a Phoenix healthcare facility where a woman gave birth while in a vegetative state.

Last week, Arizona's Family broke the news that the unidentified woman, who had been in an unresponsive state after a near-drowning, gave birth on December 29, her pregnancy unaware to Hacienda staff.

"From what I've been told, she was moaning", an unidentified source told Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO. The Phoenix Police Department did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Azfamily.com first reported that the woman, in a vegetative state after a near-drowning, delivered a baby on 29 December.

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.

She added many people would have had access to the woman's room and cited a meeting with Mr Timmons in 1998 over concerns regarding the treatment of a separate patient.

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Bill Timmons, the company CEO who had been named president on January 1, tendered his immediate resignation this week, spokesman David Leibowitz said in a statement.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security has since conducted a health and well-being check on all other patients at the facility.

Alejandro Benally, Chief of the San Carlos Apache Police Department said in the press release that "this matter falls under the jurisdiction of the Phoenix Police Department".

She said no one reported that incident exclusively out of fear, and she believes there's been other abuse throughout the years.

He said: "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 organisation".

Advocates for the disabled say Arizona needs to find a way to monitor allegations of sexual abuse and sexual violence in group settings.

INSIDER also uncovered state records of two other disturbing reports at the facility.

"We don't have a systematic way to train people what's a good touch or a bad touch".

"I can't think of a legitimate reason not to call it what it is", he said.

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