911 call from long-term care facility after patient in vegetative state gives birth

911 call from long-term care facility after patient in vegetative state gives birth
Phoenix police have just released the dramatic 911 call that launched the investigation into the woman living in a vegetative state at Hacienda Healthcare who became pregnant and gave birth.

The 29-year-old woman, who has been incapacitated since age 3, was sexually assaulted, police say, and they are trying to track down the assailant. Investigators have collected DNA from the facility’s male employees and anyone else who may have had contact with her.

The revelation that an incapacitated woman was raped inside a care facility has horrified advocates for people with disabilities and the community at large. The CEO of Hacienda HealthCare resigned this week as the provider announced new safety measures, including more than one staff member being present during patient interactions and more scrutiny of visitors.

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