Doctors who cared for comatose patient who gave birth leave care facility

Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care centre in Phoenix.
Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended.
The victim in her 20s had been in Hacienda's care since she became incapacitated at age 3 after suffering a near-drowning.
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She gave birth December 29.
The sexual assault triggered a police investigation and reviews by regulators.
Hacienda CEO Bill Timmons resigned after news surfaced of the assault.
Investigators gathered DNA from men who worked there.
Authorities examined an unrelated allegation that two workers there had yelled at and hit another patient, but police spokesman Tommy Thompson said investigators were unable to corroborate the allegation.
Earlier this month, San Carlos Apache officials announced the 29-year-old woman was an enrolled member of the tribe, whose reservation is in southeastern Arizona about 215 kilometres east of Phoenix.
In a statement, tribal officials said the woman was still in a coma when she gave birth.
The woman's name was redacted from the tribal statement, and there was no information about the gender or status of the baby. It's not known if the woman has a family or a guardian.
'On behalf of the tribe, I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members,' tribal chairman Terry Rambler said.
'When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers.
'Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her. It is my hope that justice will be served.'
- With CNN

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