Arizona governor urges new leaders at Hacienda Healthcare after rape

PHOENIX (AP/FOX 10) - Arizona's governor is looking into whether the state can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth.

In a flurry of tweets Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey called for Hacienda HealthCare's board to be fired.

Police arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on Wednesday. An online database shows Sutherland has since voluntarily surrendered his nursing license.

Meanwhile, the board of directors of Hacienda HealthCare says it's taken aggressive measures to improve patient care and safety. They released a statement Friday in response to Gov. Ducey's tweets.

In the statement, the board says it has followed a state request to have an outside team manage the facility, and that they should be in place by next week.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.