Arizona moves to revoke health facility’s state license after ‘several’ maggots found on resident
By Morgan Gstatler, June 15, 2019
The Hill – Arizona health officials moved to revoke the license of a healthcare facility after a report detailed that “several” maggots were found on a resident there.
State officials announced on Friday their plans to revoke Hacienda HealthCare’s license based on findings from a recent report and an “extremely disturbing incident involving inadequate patient care,” the Arizona Republic reported.
The facility is the same one in which an incapacitated female resident was raped and later gave birth last year. A male nurse has been arrested on multiple charges of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with the assault.
“Strong and immediate action” is necessary to further protect Hacienda residents, officials said in an email statement.
“The Notice of Intent to Revoke allows for the department to have increased accountability and oversight of the facility and does not mean Hacienda must immediately shut down.”
David Leibowitz, a spokesperson for the health care center, said Friday that “several” maggots were collected beneath a gauze bandage near the surgical incision of a 28-year-old male resident … Read more.