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DHS issues notice of intent to revoke license of Hacienda HealthCare

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jun 14, 2019

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) issued a notice of intent to revoke the license of Hacienda HealthCare Friday night, citing inadequate patient care.

This comes just hours after it was confirmed a patient was discovered to have maggots under a bandage, that was protecting an incision wound.

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Hacienda will be given the opportunity to respond and fight the loss of its license. For now, patients will be allowed to remain at the facility.

ABC15 has reached out to a Hacienda representative for a statement.

The official release from DHS reads:

"This evening, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) issued a Notice of Intent to Revoke the license of the Hacienda De Los Angeles’ Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Hacienda ICF-IID). Based on findings from a

recent survey and an extremely disturbing incident involving inadequate patient care that was reported to and investigated by ADHS this week, the Department has determined strong and immediate action is necessary to further protect the Hacienda ICF-IID residents.

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. ADHS will continue to work with the Hacienda ICF-IID to ensure there is no interruption of services. The Notice does not impact other facilities managed by Hacienda Healthcare, Inc.

While this action is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the residents at Hacienda, ADHS understands this may cause concern to the families with loved ones at the Hacienda ICF-IID as this is the only home many of the patients have known. ADHS staff will be on site at the Hacienda ICF-IID and working with other state agencies to make sure that patients and families are receiving the quality and compassionate care they deserve.

The health and safety of the residents of the Hacienda ICF-IID remain a top priority of ADHS. The State’s goal is to ensure they continue to live in a safe environment and maintain the continuity of care for these vulnerable residents."