Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth

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Arizona police collect DNA at nursing home where comatose woman gave birth

On December 29, a patient at Hacienda HealthCare, a long-term care facility for the developmentally disabled gave birth to a baby boy, reports CBS.

"Today, Phoenix Police investigators served a search warrant to obtain DNA from male Hacienda HealthCare staffers". Awake but immobile, and apparently unaware, her universe consisted mostly of a room at a Phoenix Hacienda HealthCare facility where she received round-the-clock care.

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.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said only that the "the matter is under investigation", but declined to elaborate.

The Arizona Department of Health Services told the Arizona Republic that in the wake of the news that a woman gave birth, the facility is required to have heightened security measures including increased staff presence during patient interactions, increased monitoring of patient care areas, and increased security measures with respect to visitors to the facility. Staff members reportedly hadn't noticed the patient was pregnant until she went into labor.

The chief executive of the corporation in charge of an Arizona nursing home where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth has resigned.

The news has been described as "deeply troubling" by a representative for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

Orman added that the facility will be cooperating with police and investigators in every way possible.

"We are aware of this situation and are actively working with local law enforcement in their criminal investigation", the department said in a statement.

The company's mission "is to provide every person we are given the opportunity to serve, exceptional and compassionate care 24/7 in order to maximize their potential while continuing to address unmet health care needs throughout Arizona".

Majority involve fire drill and evacuation preparation or Medicaid eligibility. But one from December 2013 outlines an allegation that a staff member made inappropriate sexual comments about four patients.

In the company's statement Hacienda HealthCare board member Gary Orman promised a full probe into the case. That employee was later fired.

"Whether it's an employee or someone from the outside, the facility has an obligation to protect residents".

"The council recently formed a task force to look at how to improve training for health care workers when it comes to identifying and reporting sexual abuse. I haven't been able to sleep good at night because of what occurred here", another mother, Angela Gomez said.

Karina Cesena told a Phoenix news outlet, "I do not [know if my daughter was victimised], but I do ask her, and she can answer yes or no".

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