Hollywood rehabilitation center owners claim calling FPL, governor


EREK SHORE, LOCAL 10 NEWS.>>DEREK, THANK YOU. WE ARE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A NURSING HOME TRAGEDY IN HOLLYWOOD WHERE 8 PEOPLE DIED. TONIGHT WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE CALLS FOR HELP THAT WERE MADE INCLUDING ONE TO THE GOVERNOR. LOCAL 10 NEWS REPORTER IS LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD WITH THE LATEST.>>AS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION CONTINUES TONIGHT, MORE CLAIMS FROM OFFICIALS AT THE FACILITY SAYING THEY CALLED FOR HELP BEFORE 8 OF THEIR PATIENTS DIED. CONSUMED IN GRIEF, LOVED ONES OF 84-YEAR-OLD BOBBY OWENS, ONE OF EIGHT PEOPLE WHO DIED AT THIS HOLLYWOOD HILLS NURSING HOME AFTER ITS AC BROKE FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA, OWENS’ GRANDDAUGHTER TELLING LOCAL 10 OFF CAMERA SAYING SHE’S NOT ONLY DISTRAUGHT. SHE’S DISGUSTED AS OWNERS OF THE REHABILITATION CENTER NOW SAY THEY NOT ONLY CALLED FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT BEFORE THE TRAGEDY, THEY’RE ALSO SAYING THEY CALLED THE GOVERNOR. THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CONFIRMING TONIGHT OFFICIALS AT THE FACILITY DID REACH OUT TO THEM. IN FACT, THEY EVEN CALLED THE GOVERNOR’S PERSONAL CELL PHONE.>>THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE RESPONDING SAYING, QUOTE, “EVERY CALL MADE TO THE GOVERNOR FROM FACILITY MANAGEMENT WAS REFERRED TO THE AGENCY OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND QUICKLY RETURNED. THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS AT NO TIME DID THE FACILITY REPORT THAT CONDITIONS HAD BECOME DANGEROUS OR THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR PATIENTS WAS AT RISK.>>WITH SO MANY NURSE IN THERE, I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED.>>CARMEN IS SHARING CELL PHONE VIDEO OF HER 89-YEAR-OLD PARENTS INSIDE THE FACILITY HOURS BEFORE 911 WAS CALLED TO REPORT PATIENTS WERE DYING. YOU CAN SEE THE FAN IN THE BACKGROUND. SHE SAYS HER FATHER HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 102. BOTH NOW RECOVERING. WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM FAMILY MEMBERS IS THEY FEEL THERE’S A LOT OF FINGER POINTING GOING ON NOW. IT’S WHY SO MANY OF THEM ARE LAW

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