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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Hacienda Healthcare

1402 East South Mpuntain Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042
tel: (602) 243-4231   Web Site
EIN: 86-0253158



On January 24, 2019, CNN reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Hacienda Healthcare in an article titled, "A nurse is accused of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who later gave birth." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the CNN article.

  • On January 24, 2019, AZCentral published an article titled, "Hacienda's ex-CEO faced sexual-harassment, bullying complaints; board kept him on job." For more information, please see the AZCentral article.

  • On February 5, 2019, AZCentral published an article titled, "Gov. Doug Ducey asks Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate Hacienda HealthCare." For more information, please see the AZCentral article.

  • On February 19, 2019, AZCentral published an article titled, "Rape at health-care facility reveals questionable deals, nepotism by board leaders." For more information, please see the AZCentral article.

  • On May 23, 2019, CNN published an article titled, "A disabled woman who gave birth at a Phoenix care facility was likely pregnant before, documents allege." For more information, please see the CNN article.

Charity Response

A Statement from Hacienda Healthcare:

In response to recent events, Hacienda (www.haciendainc.org)  has aggressively revamped its security infrastructure, overhauled its care policies and changed its organizational culture.
Every member of the Hacienda organization is troubled beyond words to think that a licensed practical nurse could be capable of seriously harming a patient. Nathan Sutherland, who held a current state of Arizona practical nurse’s license and who had undergone an extensive background check upon hiring – was terminated from Hacienda the moment our leadership team learned of his arrest. The two doctors who cared for the victim in this awful case no longer see Hacienda patients. Since the first minutes of this police investigation, the Hacienda team continues to cooperate with investigators from multiple agencies in every way possible.
We will continue to review and improve what is already an in-depth vetting process for caregivers at Hacienda. We will not tolerate any mistreatment of a Hacienda patient, nor will we stop until every Hacienda patient is as safe as we can make them.
Once again, we offer an apology and send our deepest sympathies to the client and her family.
Former County Attorney Rick Romley has been engaged in a comprehensive internal review to ensure no Hacienda patient is ever again victimized in any way. We have done everything in our power to cooperate with state and law enforcement.
In addition to these leadership and organizational changes, Hacienda has agreed to the State of Arizona’s request to have a third-party management team in place to oversee patient care and daily operations. The object, again, is to ensure that not a single Hacienda patient is in danger or receiving anything less than exceptional and compassionate care.
These efforts will not stop. These are not cosmetic changes. Rather, this organization intends to do everything in its power to restore its credibility with our patients, their families, the public, our supporters, and Gov. Ducey. As he does, we too, believe that no patient in Hacienda’s care can ever again be placed in harm’s way.



This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 86-0253158
Name in IRS Master File HACIENDA INC
NTEE Code E24
NTEE Classification Hospital, Specialty
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(150) Hospital
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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Hacienda Healthcare
1402 East South Mpuntain Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042
tel: (602) 243-4231
EIN: 86-0253158

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