Hacienda HealthCare Doctor Suspended, Another Resigns

The two physicians who were responsible for the care of the sexual assault victim are no longer providing medical services to Hacienda patients.  One has resigned. The second doctor has been suspended.

Hacienda HealthCare issued a statement:

“The two physicians who were responsible for the care of the sexual assault victim are no longer providing medical services to Hacienda patients. One has resigned. The other one has been suspended.

“Once again, we offer an apology and send our deepest sympathy to the client and her family.  Hacienda intends to do everything possible to restore its credibility in the eyes of our patients, families, the community and our agency partners at every level.”

The patient is 29-years-old and her condition is a result of seizures she had early in her childhood. She has been a patient at Hacienda HealthCare since she was a toddler. She has been in a vegetative state but is able to recognize family and respond in a limited way.

Court documents state that she is diagnosed as a quadriplegic, but her family’s attorney has commented that she has some ability to move and describes her as “alert,” though non-verbal.

 Arizona has ordered the Hacienda Healthcare to find a third-party manager.