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Now is the time to shut down Hacienda Health Care in Phoenix, where a 29-year old mentally disabled women was raped by her caretaker nurse, who has been arrested. Astonishingly, the staff did not know the woman was pregnant. Hacienda’s CEO and the doctor responsible for the woman have resigned. Meanwhile, Hacienda — which gets $20 million in state funds — remains open. The absentee Board of Directors should be held personally financially liable.
How do we know she is the only victim?
CEO Bill Timmons has faced multiple sexual harassment complaints since 2006, but the Board of Directors slapped his wrist and later gave him a $71,000 raise.
Hacienda is a non-profit organization that is a state contractor that gets $20 million in taxpayer money. It was under a state criminal fraud investigation into $4.2 million in bogus expenses. Hacienda stonewalled the government and nothing happened and no one was charged.