Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix is under heightened security after a patient with intellectual disabilities reportedly became pregnant and gave birth Dec. 29., according to an article on The Arizona Republic website.
The woman who was left in a vegetative state after a near-drowning more than 10 years ago became pregnant while she was a patient at Hacienda HealthCare in south Phoenix.
Officials with the state health department say that in the wake of the report, the facility is required to have heightened security measures to ensure the safety of its patients.
The enhanced security includes increased staff presence during patient interactions, increased monitoring of patient care areas, and increased security measures with respect to visitors to the facility, state health officials said.
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