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Hacienda HealthCare Misses Deadline For Oversight Agreement

Hacienda HealthCare
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Hacienda HealthCare in south Phoenix.

The state of Arizona ordered a long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was sexually assaulted to have a third party oversee operations. But, the two companies couldn’t reach an expected agreement.

The Indiana-based oversight company called Benchmark released a statement last week saying it would assess the current operations at Hacienda HealthCare.

This comes after a 29-year-old woman was raped and impregnated while she was under Hacienda’s care.

A former nurse at the facility has been charged with sexual assault and pleaded not guilty.

In a statement, Hacienda said it wasn’t able to reach a final contract with the third-party oversight company by the state-imposed deadline.

The state said in a statement the agencies demand Hacienda outline in detail its plan to comply with all oversight directives, including a third-party manager, by the end of this week.

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Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.