PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Health Services confirms that five clinics owned by Hacienda HealthCare were found to be operating without a state license.
AZDHS says they were made aware of the unlicensed clinics in February of this year and upon notification, determined the clinics do require licensing.
The department says they are working with Hacienda to license the clinics and bring them into compliance with state law.
The five Los Ninos Synagis clinics are:
Phoenix: 2601 East Thomas Road, Suite 115, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Gilbert: 1400 North Gilbert Road, Suite N, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Tucson: 6632 East Carondelet, Suite 6632, Tucson, AZ 85710
Prescott: 3755 Karicio Lane, Suite 2-D, Prescott, AZ 86303
Flagstaff: 408 North Kendrick, Suite 3, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
AZDHS says Hacienda has since applied for licenses at the five clinics and two of the clinics, Phoenix and Gilbert have already been licensed.
The other locations are scheduled to be surveyed in July and will be licensed upon completion of a successful survey.
An anonymous source close to Hacienda confirmed to ABC15 that the clinics were also misusing medications for some children. For example, if a child only needed 30 milligrams in a vial that held 60 milligrams, they would save the remaining 30 milligrams and use it on another child.
Earlier this month, AZDHS issued a notice of intent to revoke the license of Hacienda HealthCare, citing inadequate patient care.
This comes after it was confirmed a patient was discovered to have maggots under a bandage, that was protecting an incision wound.
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.