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Hollywood nursing home rated 'below average'

Hollywood nursing home rated 'below average'

As many as eight grandparents, parents and loved ones who stayed at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, located at 1200 N 35th Ave., were pronounced dead, officials said, due to intense heat and no power.

Scott announced the night before that he has directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a Medicaid provider. An investigation of possible criminal negligence has begun, Hollywood Police Chief Tomas Sanchez told reporters.

At least 34 storm-related deaths have been reported on the U.S. mainland, according to local officials.

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The city first "became [aware] a crisis was unfolding at the facility after multiple calls in the early morning hours" Wednesday, city spokesperson Raelin Storey said this morning.

Irma killed at least 31 people in Florida, plus seven more in Georgia and SC combined, authorities said.

FPL, which serves almost 5 million homes and businesses, said it expects to restore power to essentially all its users, in the eastern portion of Florida, by the end of the weekend and the harder-hit western portion of the state by September 22.

The deaths are now under a criminal investigation with the police refusing to rule anything out.

State investigators from the Florida Office of Attorney General were also at the scene, city officials said in a statement.

The 152-bed Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills provides short-term rehabilitative services and long-term care, according to its website.

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This revelation added to the lingering questions surrounding the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, and how things were able to deteriorate to such an extent that several patients died and more than 100 others were evacuated from the stifling facility to hospitals.

"I am going to aggressively demand answers on how this tragic event took place", Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, the Sentinel reported.

"We took part in emergency management preparedness calls with local and state emergency officials, other nursing homes and health regulators", he said.

Firefighters have evacuated 115 people from the nursing home. Three residents had already passed away by the time responders arrived and three more died while being transported to Memorial Healthcare System facilities.

"This situation is unfathomable", he said.

The temperature in Hollywood for Wednesday is expected to get up to 88 degrees with 74% humidity. Broward County said the home alerted officials Tuesday that it had lost power, but when asked if it had any medical needs or emergencies, it did not request help.

Carbon monoxide from a generator is also suspected in the death of a man in Miami, while authorities say another dozen people were treated for carbon monoxide-related illnesses on Tuesday in Polk and Brevard counties.

A kitchen worker Jean Lindor told the Miami Herald that the air conditioning system was not working following the storm on Sunday.

"This is an inexcusable tragedy that frail patients would die of heat exhaustion without it being recognized and taking them to the hospital next door", Florida Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday.


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