Hacienda Healthcare CEO resigns days after vegetative patient giving birth - AZFamily
Azfamily.com - Tue 8 Jan 07:46 GMT

Hacienda Healthcare CEO resigns days after vegetative patient giving birth - AZFamily

The CEO of Hacienda Healthcare has resigned just days after Arizona's Family broke the news that a vegetative patient had given birth.

  PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- The chief executive office of Hacienda Healthcare has resigned just days after Arizona's Family broke the news that a vegetative patient had given birth.

  Hacienda Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility in Phoenix, has been under intense scrutiny after a female patient, who had been in a vegetative state for 14 years, gave birth.

  ORIGINAL EXCLUSIVE STORY: Woman in vegetative state gives birth at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix] On Monday, we received this statement from Hacienda Healthcare spokesman David Leibowitz: Bill Timmons, longtime Chief Executive Officer of Hacienda HealthCare, has terminated his employment from the company effective immediately.

  After Arizona's Family released the exclusive story last week, family members of patients began coming forward, saying they had concerns about the facility's ability to keep their children safe.

  [RELATED: Parents of other Hacienda patients concerned after woman gives birth at facility] "Trust has been broken," Karina Cesena said.