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

Woman in coma gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix

Woman in coma gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix

"Local news website Azfamily.com first reported that the woman had been in a vegetative state for more than a decade after a near-drowning and that no workers were aware she was pregnant".

The birth at Hacienda de Los Angeles, a Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix took staff members by surprise.

Hacienda didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment on Tuesday.

A CARE home boss has resigned after a female patient who had been in a vegetative state for 14 years gave birth after being RAPED multiple times.

The news came as a shock to Cesena, whose 22-year-old daughter Jazzmyne has been a patient at the facility since she suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago.

She demands 24-hour care, indicating that numerous facility's staff would have access to her room, as she is incapable of any communication or voluntary movement. INSIDER was not able to independently verify the person's employment at Hacienda.

She gave birth in late December even though she's been comatose at a healthcare facility for more than a decade. "And they didn't know what was wrong with her", they added. For example, an investigation in 2013 found that a staff member had made "inappropriate, sexual statements" about four clients.

"There was a nurse that was there, and from what I've heard she's the one that delivered the baby".

"Too many entrances, too many opportunities".

"I wasn't there. I clearly don't have firsthand knowledge of what happened", Meyers said.

"Our nation is very much in denial about how widespread the problem of sexual abuse is - especially when you have a population that does not fit the mainstream criteria as a sexual being", Kristen Houser, spokesperson for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, told Vox.

"As soon as I saw it, I saw it on the news, my body started shaking. Or should I just keep my mouth shut?"

Hacienda's website said it serves infants, children and young adults who are "medically fragile" or have developmental disabilities.

The company's chief executive officer, Bill Timmons, resigned Monday. He couldn't say anything. He couldn't defend himself.

CNN is not reporting the woman's name because she is the victim of sexual abuse.

Hacienda staff reportedly had no idea anything was out of the ordinary until she began moaning.

Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, Arizona on a January 4, 2019. He only became the facility's president on January 1, the Arizona Republic reported. Employees did not know that the patient was pregnant. "Anything less than that is unacceptable to our team, our company's leaders and the communities we serve".

"Whether it's an employee or someone from the outside, the facility has an obligation to protect residents". As a company, we welcome this development in the ongoing police investigation.

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