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Since the birth, Hacienda has placed a policy of requiring female employees to accompany male employees to female patients' rooms, most likely pushed forward by the Arizona Department of Health Services, which said in a statement that it has implemented "heightened safety measures" that include "increased staff presence during patient interactions as well as surveillance of patient care locations". "None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth".

The New York Times and NBC News each reported that Phoenix police had opened an investigation into allegations involving the facility, but police would not discuss the details of the case or how long they had been looking into it.

"[We're] already conducting a comprehensive internal review of our processes, protocols, and people to ensure that every single Hacienda resident is as safe and well cared for as possible".

A Hacienda HealthCare spokesman said the organisation was co-operating with authorities. "Anything less than that is unacceptable to our team, our company's leaders and the communities we serve".

Part of the investigation is focused on the possibility of multiple sexual assaults on the woman, including assaults on different parts of the body.

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The news has been described as "deeply troubling" by a representative for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

In a statement, Gary Orman, the executive vice president of the board, said Hacienda HealthCare "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization", according to the news station. Then, it was called Hacienda de los Angeles, or "the dwelling of the angels".

It happened at Hacidena Healthcare, a facility for medically fragile children, teens, and adults.

A woman whose 22-year-old daughter is a patient at the facility said she refuses to leave her side until the investigation is conclusive.

One staff member was sacked for making repeated inappropriate sexual comments to patients. The worker also watched clients in the facility touch themselves.

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