As if the headline isn’t shocking enough, the fact that the San Carlos Apache woman has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade is even more appalling. Details of this shocking story are coming to light after the abrupt resignation of Hacienda Healthcare CEO, Bill Timmons.
The investigation of the abuse came after the victim gave birth to a boy on December 29, leading hospital staff to begin seeking answers. Hacienda officials are calling this, “deeply disturbing,” and are promising full cooperation authorities, even going a step further, requiring all male workers to submit to a DNA test.
Hacienda Healthcare promotes itself as, “specialized health care services for medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens, and young adults.” Yet, the victim’s former caregiver is speaking out to Phoenix news station, ABC 15, to call for accountability in why so many staffers missed obvious signs of the pregnancy. Phoenix police are continuing to investigate this matter.