BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two more patients who lived at a Broward County nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma died Monday. That brings the total to 14 patients who died.
NBC 6 in Miami is reporting Francesca Andrade, 96, and Cecilia Franco, 90, passed away. Franco’s death follows the death of her 93-year-old husband, Miguel, who was also a patient at the nursing home.
Eight patients at the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills died after the center was evacuated Sept. 13 due to sweltering heat inside the facility after it lost power.
Information on deceased:
- Carolyn Eatherly, DOB 8-13-39
- Gail Nova, DOB 2-22-46
- Estella Hendricks, DOB1-4-46
- Bobby Owens, DOB 5-16-33
- Miguel Franco, DOB 9-5-25
- Manuel Mendieta, DOB 8-26-21
- Albertina Vega, DOB 10-10-17
- Betty Hibbard, DOB 1-11-33
- Carlos Canal, DOB 11-4-23
- Martha Murray, DOB 1-10-23
- Alice Thomas, DOB 2-27-23
- Dolores Biamonte, DOB 2-25-60
- Cecilia Franco, DOB 4-2-27
- Francesca Andrade, DOB 12-7-21
The state of Florida suspended the license of the nursing home on Sept. 20.
Last week, the nursing home laid off 245 workers.
After the tragedy, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for nursing home rules to be added to the state constitution.
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