John Micheaels, the attorney for the family of the patient, told the publication last week that she was not in a coma-as was initially reported-but has "significant intellectual disabilities" and though she can't speak, can move her head, neck and face to communicate with family.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing and they encourage anyone with information to contact Phoenix police at 602-262-5141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Police have said the baby was in distress when it was born, but they haven't said whether the woman had a full-term pregnancy.
Police were originally alerted of the incident when staff at the health facility called for help when a patient gave birth to a baby who needed immediate medical attention. The woman has been a patient at Hacienda Healthcare since age 3.
The surprise birth late last month triggered reviews by state agencies and highlighted safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated and prompted authorities to test the DNA of all the men who worked at the Hacienda HealthCare facility.More news: Barcelona sign Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for €75m joins in summer
The 29-year-old woman, who gave birth a few days after Christmas, was a special - and especially unsafe - case: She had been in a persistent vegetative state since 1992, when she was just 3. Two doctors who cared for the woman have since left the facility.
The important thing is that she is a beloved daughter, albeit with significant intellectual disabilities. She also "responds to sound and is able to make facial gestures".
In an email to INSIDER on Tuesday, Micheaels said his client "is not in a vegetative state", as previously reported, but "significantly cognitively impaired".
"A person in a vegetative state may open their eyes, wake up, and fall asleep at regular intervals and have basic reflexes, such as blinking when they're startled by a loud noise, or withdrawing their hand when it's squeezed hard".
Monday's statement provided no details on the doctors.More news: Kate Middleton's Head-to-Toe Green Outfit is a Lesson in Color Coordination
Police developed probable cause to arrest Sutherland on Tuesday.
The suspect has been named as Nathan Sutherland, 36, who worked at the Hacienda Healthcare clinic.
"We will do everything in our power to ensure justice in this case", the statement continues.
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.
"The baby, I am told, is doing quite well", Thompson said Wednesday, without elaborating on who is taking care of the infant.More news: USA has 'no plan' as Syria pullout proceeds: ex-envoy
One of the unidentified physicians resigned, and the other has been suspended, Hacienda said. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Public Defender's office did not immediately respond to an ABC News request to determine whether Sutherland has been assigned a public defender.