Hacienda HealthCare Closing Children's Hospital

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 8:23am
Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 8:26am

On Friday, Hacienda HealthCare announced it plans to close the Hacienda Children’s Hospital. But Hacienda did not tell the state about its plans.

The news that the 24-bed hospital would close after all of the patients were discharged came as a surprise to the Arizona Department of Health Services. DHS confirmed to KJZZ that it was not notified of the closure.

In a statement, Hacienda’s interim CEO Perry Petrilli said, “Hacienda HealthCare doesn’t have a surplus revenue to sustain Hacienda Children’s Hospital in the face of difficult circumstances.”

Hacienda has been under fire after a young woman was raped at its intermediate care facility. She later gave birth to a baby boy late last year. The man accused of raping her was her caregiver.

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