Rick Scott refutes being called three times by nursing home where eight patients died during hurricane

CBS Miami’s Jim DeFede, 09/15/2017:

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Health and Florida Power and Light are all refuting claims from a Florida nursing home, where eight people died in the sweltering hot building, that they didn’t do enough to help after the storm knocked out power.

Here is the timeline as provided by the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills.

It’s a timeline that FPL refutes.


From Daily Kos’ Walter Einenkel, 09/15/2017:

Nursing home says they called Gov. Rick Scott 3 times for help during Irma outage that left 8 dead

Statement from @FLGovScott on @CBSMiami story that Hollywood nursing home called his cell three times asking for help

The tragic and senseless loss at Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center is the subject of a criminal homicide investigation by law enforcement. Let’s be clear — this facility is located across the street from one of Florida’s largest hospitals, which never lost power and had fully operating facilities. It is 100 percent the responsibility of health care professionals to preserve life by acting in the best interest of the health and well-being of their patients.

Read the rest here.


Report: Nursing home where 8 died asked Scott for “immediate assistance”
Call came 36 hours before the first death
By the Tampa Bay Times’ Kirby Wilson, 09/15/2017


Nursing home says calls for help went unanswered but state disputes claims
By Miami Herald’s Daniel Chang, 09/15/2017


Florida nursing home: Gov. Scott ignored our distress calls
By New York Post’s Chris Perez, 09/15/2017

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