Hacienda HealthCare Misses Deadline For Oversight Agreement

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:06pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:28am
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Hacienda HealthCare in south Phoenix.

The state of Arizona ordered a long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted to have a third party oversee operations. But, the two companies couldn’t reach an expected agreement.

The Indiana-based oversight company called Benchmark released a statement last week saying it would assess the current operations at Hacienda HealthCare.

This comes after a 29-year-old woman was raped and impregnated while she was under Hacienda’s care.

A former nurse at the facility has been charged with sexual assault and pleaded not guilty.

In a statement, Hacienda said it wasn’t able to reach a final contract with the third-party oversight company by the state-imposed deadline.

The state said in a statement the agencies demand Hacienda outline in detail its plan to comply with all oversight directives, including a third-party manager, by the end of this week.

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