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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:02 PM

4 nursing home staffers charged in deadly Hurricane Irma horror

Calling it "a terrible tragedy that should have never happened," the police chief of Hollywood, Florida, announced on Tuesday the arrests of four staff members of a nursing rehabilitation center whose alleged inaction caused the deaths of 12 elderly patients who perished from heatstroke when they were left lingering for hours in the sweltering facility that lost power during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Chief Chris O'Brien released details of the arrests at a news conference attended by relatives of the patients who died at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills due to alleged neglect by its former administrator, night nursing supervisor and two nurses.

"The families sitting here today should not have lost their loved ones in this way," O'Brien said. "They placed their faith and trust in the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, its medical and administrative staff and that trust was betrayed. They have been living an absolute nightmare."

Jorge Carballo, 61, the former administrator of the facility, and Sergo Colins, 45, the facility's supervising night nurse, were each charged with 12 counts of felony aggravated manslaughter.


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mitch96 Aug 28 #1

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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:55 PM

1. Those patients that died were less than 700 feet from medical help and A/C

The rehab center is 700 feet from Memorial Hospital... If someone had their head screwed on straight they could have stuck these people in wheelchairs or even moved the beds through the parking lot to the hospital... This was a cluster fuck with a resolution very close..
Arrogance or not wanting to spend the money......... ??

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