Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility

Coma Patient in Phoenix Health Facility Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Rep. Jeff Weninger told KPHO one idea would be to allow families to install cameras in the rooms of their loved ones so they could be monitored remotely.

Hacienda HealthCare said it was fully co-operating with the authorities.

Phoenix police are pursuing DNA samples from every male employee at a private care facility where a patient in a vegetative state recently gave birth.

She said CEO Bill Timmons, who resigned on Monday, told them not to report on an incident back in 1998.

The tribe confirmed in the press release the woman is 29 years old, meaning she has been in a vegetative since her late teens.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security says in an emailed statement that it had sent a team to check on the health and safety of every person in the facility since the pregnancy and birth were reported, and that it was working with Phoenix police on their investigation.

The source added the patient required around-the-clock care and many would have access to her room.

"Hacienda stands committed to doing everything in our power to bring this police investigation to a quick conclusion", the spokesperson said.

After the incident, she was "horrified" about his reaction and said that "by law, we are supposed to report things like that".

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On Friday, KPHO-TV reported claims from sources that a woman in the facility who had been in a vegetative state after almost drowning more than a decade ago had given birth to a baby boy in December.

"Trust has been severed, period", she said. According to the local station's unidentified source, the facility staff had no idea the patient was pregnant until she began moaning as she went into labor.

"This matter is now under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department", Sergeant Tommy Thompson told Reuters when asked about the media reports. Employees did not know that the patient was pregnant.

Sex abuse investigation underway after a patient in vegetative state for almost a decade gives birth.

He declined to say whether its staff were being asked to undergo DNA testing to identify a possible suspect, or whether the facility was taking any preventative measures to protect patients against a similar situation.

The birth triggered a police investigation and reviews by state agencies.

Hacienda HealthCare, which tends to medically fragile children and young adults in Arizona has an admirable motto: "In special lives, we make a difference".

The nursing home, meanwhile, had been cited for a privacy deficiency after a male patient told investigators in December 2017 that while he was being bathed by a staff member, other staff members would walk in on him while showering.

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