Hacienda HealthCare Closing Children's Hospital
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.