Phoenix police are investigating a report of sexual assault committed against a female patient who had been hospitalized in a vegetative state for a decade after the woman stunned hospital staffers when she gave birth to a child last month.
A local CBS News affiliate, Arizona’s Family, first reported the incident Thursday. According to their report, the victim, who remains unidentified, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Dec. 29.
A whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told the CBS News affiliate that none of the staff knew she was pregnant, thehill.com reported “None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth,” she said in a TV segment that disguised her voice and hid her face.
“From what I’ve been told she was moaning. And they didn’t know what was wrong with her.”
In a statement by the spokeswoman Nancy Salmon, who said, Hacienda HealthCare would also conduct an “internal review” to evaluate patient safety. “As an organization, Hacienda HealthCare stands fully committed to getting to the truth of what, for us, represents an unprecedented matter,”
“We are already conducting a comprehensive internal review of our processes, protocols, and people to ensure that every single Hacienda resident is as safe and well cared for as possible. Anything less than that is unacceptable to our team, our company’s leaders and the communities we serve.”
According to the report, the victim has been a patient at Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix for at least a decade after nearly drowning and falling into a coma.
How she managed to get pregnant in that condition and that facility remains a mystery for the police and all concerned to find out.
It’s a classic example of sexual assault and rape in a trusted facility. The woman who has been in a vegetable state for atleast a decade, must have been sexually molested by Male staff at the facility regularly.
As a result of this development, male staff are no longer allowed in the rooms of female patients at the facility as the investigation is underway.
The Arizona Department of Health Services said in a statement that it is also helping with the investigation.
The staff claimed not to know the woman was pregnant until when she was about to deliver which is in itself very since she was being looked after by the staff.
Let us wait for the outcome of the investigation and DNA testing of the baby and the Male staff at the facility, if she wasnt pregnant for 14 years while in coma.