Terms of a settlement agreement will allow Hacienda Healthcare to keep its state license and Medicaid contract under several conditions, including the mandatory hiring of a quality improvement expert.
In June 2019, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued a notice of intent to revoke the facility's license following the...Arizona News
The family of an incapacitated woman, who gave birth in December 2018 under the care of Hacienda Healthcare facility, is suing the state of Arizona and her two former doctors for negligence.
Filed on Dec. 24 in Maricopa County Superior Court, the suit lists the 30-year-old woman along with her parents as plaintiffs. No dollar...Arizona News
The Hacienda Healthcare physician responsible for performing regular exams on an incapacitated patient, whose rape was only brought to light after unexpectedly giving birth to a baby boy in December, has surrendered his medical license.
According to a Nov. 8 consent order from the Arizona Medical Board, Dr. Phillip Gear...Arizona News
A state task force established by Gov. Doug Ducey after an incapacitated woman in the care of Hacienda Healthcare was raped and gave birth last December, issued a report with recommendations to help prevent future incidents.
The 28-page report included 30 recommendations, among them are: improving reporting requirements, better...Arizona News
Earlier this month Hacienda Healthcare announced plans to close down it's Children's Hospital in Mesa without notifying the Arizona health department and on Tuesday state health officials confirms Hacienda is terminating its skilled nursing facility operations on its south Phoenix campus.
The health facility has been under intense...Arizona News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a termination notice last week disclosing that Hacienda Healthcare will no longer participate in the Medicaid program as of July 3.
The termination follows a Notice of Intent from The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) to revoke the skilled nursing facilities license...Arizona News
After an investigation into the rape of a 29-year-old incapacitated woman, giving birth to the baby boy that spurred the commotion around Hacienda Healthcare nearly six months ago, the facility could finally lose its license—due to maggots.
Staff at the skilled nursing facility discovered several maggots on a patient’s throat...Arizona News
Former Hacienda Healthcare nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated 29-year-old patient has decided to fight court-ordered HIV and other STD testing. Nathan Sutherland's attorney argued on Tuesday that the tests would be a constitutional violation of his rights.
In January Sutherland, 36, was arrested for...Arizona News
The Phoenix long-term care facility is now being overseen by the state of Arizona, Hacienda is now under strict scrutiny of the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS). Earlier this week, Hacienda grabbed the public's attention again with a shooting involving an off-duty officer and a man with a gun in the center's parking...Arizona News
Questions over patient care at Hacienda Healthcare loom as more than ten members of its management team, including the CEO, have resigned. The mass exodus of top officials followed the announcement that board chairman Tom Pomeroy would resign Friday, March 1st.
A 29-year-old woman in a vegetative state for over a decade gave...Arizona News
Hacienda Healthcare last week agreed to give licensing authority of its facility to the Department of Health Services (ADHS) following dissent from state agencies concerning the Board of Directors decision to cease operations of the Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID).
A joint letter...Arizona News
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, former Hacienda Healthcare nurse Nathan Sutherland pleaded not guilty for raping and impregnating a disabled 29-year-old woman in a vegetative state for nearly two decades. Sutherland was arrested last month after the woman unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy on Dec. 29.
The unprecedented birth in December...Arizona News
In December, a 29-year-old woman in a vegetative state for over a decade gave birth to a baby boy and initiated a rape investigation that bled into the new year. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey called for a "complete replacement" of the board at Hacienda Healthcare. Now that the alleged perpetrator, Nathan Sutherland, has been arrested,...Arizona News
Phoenix Police arrested licensed practical nurse Nathan Sutherland, 36, on charges of rape Wednesday morning after his DNA matched the baby recently born to an incapacitated patient while in the care of Hacienda Healthcare. Other fall out from the attack included the resignations of Hacienda's CEO and the patient's physician - a second...