Hacienda Healthcare to pay Arizona $11M, former executives indicted

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on September 2 his office has reached a civil settlement with Hacienda Healthcare and two of its former executives, William Timmons and Joseph O'Malley, who are accused of improperly allocating direct and indirect costs, inflating reported expenses, and engaging in improper billing during 2013-18, which resulted in an overpayment of nearly $11 million from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

Bill proposes tougher background checks for care employees

The story of an incapacitated woman who was raped and impregnated at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix garnered international attention in 2019. Now, Arizona lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are banding together to prevent it from happening again.

Former Hacienda Healthcare nurse's trial set for 2020

A Feb. 18 trial date has been set for the former nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at Hacienda Healthcare. He pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse after the patient gave birth in December.