The center showed deficiencies in maintaining fire and safety standards pertaining to exits and storage areas, as well as more serious problems with its generator maintenance and testing, according to February 2016 reports by Florida Agency for Health Care Administration inspectors. The eight deaths were reported to be heat-related, as the nursing home lost air conditioning during the storm, according to USA Today.
There are now no patients at the center.
More than 100 patients at the nursing home were evacuated on Wednesday along with 18 patients from a nearby facility that was cleared due to the criminal investigation, Hollywood officials said.
Key details of the Hollywood Hills incident remain unknown, even after officials delivered an update Thursday morning. The first 410 employees departed early last Saturday, while a group of about 220 left early Thursday morning.
Relatives started showing up at the nursing home Wednesday afternoon trying to find out whether their loved ones were among the victims.
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Florida Power & Light said it had provided power to some parts of the Hollywood nursing home but that the facility was not on a county top tier list for emergency power restoration. Its emergency room doctors and staff were ready to help. However, officials said they are anxious a new crisis could emerge when homeowners find their neighborhoods have no fuel, power, running water and other basic services.
"Once we determined that we had multiple deaths at the facilities, and that the facilities are extremely hot, we made the decision to evacuate all of the patients", said City of Hollywood spokesperson Raelin Lohse-Storey.
The Memorial Healthcare System is now treating over 150 patients evacuated from the nursing home at different hospitals in its network. That person was taken to a funeral home. They don't sweat as much, they are more likely to have medical conditions that change how the body responds to heat, and they are more likely to take medication that affects body temperature.
JON HAMILTON, BYLINE: Well, it was it was pretty grim. He added: "As of Tuesday, [the facility] was reporting that everything was OK, that it was using portable air conditioners and fans". The Center also had seven days of food, water, ice and other supplies, including gas for the generator. Police have said the deaths are under investigation.
Officials said a call for service was made around 4 a.m., and responders "found several patients in varying degrees of medical distress".
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He's also talking about hurricane recovery efforts in Florida, and says authorities there have done an "A-plus job". Hurricane Katrina was followed by harrowing tales from St. Rita's nursing home, where dozens died. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Michel "has history of fraud charges". He and three co-defendants, including Larkin Community Hospital, paid $15.4 million to settle those civil claims in 2006 without admitting wrongdoing. Police officers are conducting welfare checks at 42 other nursing home and assisted living facilities across Hollywood.
But Hayhoe said people shouldn't cherry-pick scientific facts or think that their beliefs somehow trump reality.
Florida residents who evacuated ahead of the storm faced lengthy traffic jams, meanwhile, as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family.
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