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Florida Nursing Home Lost 8 Patients After Begging Gov. Rick Scott For Help And Being Ignored

A new report reveals that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was called multiple times by the Rehabilitation Center At Hollywood Hills asking for help before they lost eight patients.

Following Hurricane Irma, the nursing home lost power and eight of their residents died due to the heat and humidity in the center.

But according to CBS4 Miami, the center desperately kept calling Scott attempting to beg the Governor for help. They were never answered. The report reveals that the center called Scott’s offices 36 hours before the first death.

Scott had promised healthcare executives that he would answer the special cell phone number he gave them in case of an emergency. The phone was never answered, even after multiple attempts.


Now, Scott’s office is refusing to take responsibility and said the nursing home is responsible for the deaths of the eight people.

“The tragic and senseless loss at Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center is the subject of a criminal homicide investigation by law enforcement,” a statement from Scott’s office explained. “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.”

According to CBS4, there are still 56 nursing homes across Florida that are still without power.

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