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Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth

Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth Coma Patient in Phoenix Health Facility Gives Birth to Baby Boy
Gustavo Carr | 08 January, 2019, 17:42

Karina Cesena's 22-year-old daughter has been a resident at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility after suffering a traumatic brain injury several years ago. "Trust has definitely been broken".

The woman, who was incapacitated in a drowning incident, was a patient at Hacienda Healthcare when she went into labor on December 29 and delivered a baby boy, according to local media.

"My heart hurts, my chest hurts".

Parents of patients at the Phoenix-based health care facility, where a female patient in a vegetative state for 14 years reportedly gave birth to a son last month, say they are shocked and seeking answers.

A near-drowning had left the woman in a persistent vegetative state for almost a decade. No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said.

"No. None whatsoever. Not even able to communicate the fact that she was pregnant", claimed the source.

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In a statement released to PEOPLE on Friday, Hacienda HealthCare spokesman David Leibowitz said the organisation, which runs the facility, was cooperating with authorities, but declined to divulge the exact nature of the underlying incident.

In its statement Monday, Hacienda Healthcare said it was continuing to cooperate with the police investigation.

The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed that a birth had taken place at the facility, and inspectors had checked on the patients there.

Hacienda HealthCare board member Gary Orman said the facility will accept "nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization".

Another statement said Hacienda is "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".

Now, any male staff entering a female patient's room must be accompanied by a female staff member.