Thursday, August 25, 2016

Orlando Hospitals Will Not Bill Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims

With the country as polarized as it is, it helps restore a little faith in humanity to see something like this. The Orlando Sentinel writes that the hospitals will writes off more than $5.5 million in care.
The pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire community,” Orlando Health President and CEO David Strong said. “During this very trying time, many organizations, individuals and charities have reached out to Orlando Health to show their support. This is simply our way of paying that kindness forward.” Its main hospital — Orlando Regional Medical Center — treated 44 of the more than 50 victims who needed immediate medical attention from the June 12 attack that killed 49 people. The nightclub is only a couple of blocks from the Level 1 trauma center. Nine of the Pulse patients died shortly after arriving at ORMC, and their families also will not be charged, hospital officials said. One victim remains hospitalized there.


James Dwight Williamson said...

Florida Hospital run by the Adventist Florida conglomerate is also writing off Pulse related bills

Mickey said...

As a professional in the business if helping patients get assistance to pay for health care costs, I applaud ORMC! That is what caring for a community is all about.