Deaths in Florida Nursing Home Rise to 10 – Will Climb Higher

A tenth patient from a Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma died Wednesday, as state officials suspended the facility’s license.

On Friday, September 22,   the Hollywood Police Department announced the death of another resident,  94-year-old Martha Murray.

The Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) said Wednesday it suspended the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, after previously banning the facility from admitting new patients and from receiving Medicaid.

“As more information has come to light on this egregious situation, this facility absolutely cannot continue to have access to patients,” Agency Secretary Justin Senior said in a statement. “This facility failed its residents multiple times throughout this horrifying ordeal.”

The Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation facility was covered in yellow crime scene tape, with highly visible police vehicles.

Convicted embezzler, Dr. Jack Michel, was the owner of the facility where ten seniors died after the generator failed to
function.  The facility has a long list of maintenance problems, lack of care of the patients, and worse.