Healthcare facility CEO resigns after Phoenix woman in coma gives birth

Woman in vegetative state gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix

Earlier on Tuesday, the patient, who has been receiving treatment at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, was identified as a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona. They also say she was still in a coma when she gave birth.

He says the family is aware of the intense public interest in the case but is not prepared emotionally to speak about it.

Martin Solomon, a personal injury attorney in Phoenix whose clients are mostly vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, said a lawyer representing this woman should call for all pertinent medical records, a list of current and ex-employees and any past litigation involving Hacienda.

Cops have served a search warrant to obtain samples from every male employee at Hacienda HealthCare in the US.

RAPE PROBE: Hacienda HealthCare has said it is cooperating with police (Pic: ABC 15) "Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her".

The investigation prompted outrage nationwide last week after KPHO revealed a 29-year-old Native American woman living in a years-long vegetative state had been impregnated at the facility.

Meanwhile, San Carlos Apache Police Department Chief Alejandro Benally said the department will assist Phoenix Police in any way possible, and the matter falls under the jurisdiction of Phoenix Police.

Police investigators have begun to gather DNA from men who work at an Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth last month.

In the company's statement Hacienda HealthCare board member Gary Orman promised a full probe into the case.

As a company, we welcome this development in the ongoing police investigation.

The woman had been a patient at the Phoenix facility for years after nearly drowning, according to azfamily.com, which broke the story; police declined to provide NPR with details about their investigation.

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

The birth has prompted a sexual abuse investigation at the nursing facility, The Mirror reports. "I haven't been able to sleep well at night because of what occurred here", a mother, Angela Gomez, told CBS.

Govenor Doug Ducey's office has called the situation "deeply troubling".

"During this time, the agency has required heightened safety measures be implemented at the facility, including increased staff presence during patient interactions; increased monitoring of the patient care areas; and increased security measures with respect to visitors at the facility", Arizona Department of Health Services spokesperson Melissa Blasius-Nuanez told Refinery29.com Friday.

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