The aftermath of Hurricane Irma was responsible for knocking out the air-conditioning at a Florida nursing home. As of Sept. 13, 2017, eight patients at that facility had died related to the heat and humidity when temperatures were extremely high. In fact, the state said four of the deceased nursing home residents had body temperatures between 107 degrees Fahrenheit and 109 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the license of the rehabilitation center at Hollywood Hills, which was the nursing home residence for these nine individuals who have since died.
The nursing home official said they used coolers, fans, ice and other means to try to cool the patients, although these efforts were unsuccessful.
Previously, the state agency banned this nursing home from admitting new residents and from receiving Medicaid assistance. The nursing home filed a lawsuit trying to block those orders, which remains pending.
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