13th Patient Dies After Fla. Nursing Home Tragedy

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Florida nursing home that had 12 patients die after Irma lays off workers

Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman told The Associated Press on Monday that Cecilia Franco, 90, and Francesca Andrade, 95, died from ailments suffered when the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power September 10 during the hurricane's passage.

More than 100 patients were evacuated from the home on September 13 after three patients were found dead.

Franco lived only 26 days after her husband of 61 years, Miguel Antonio Franco, was among the eight September 13 deaths at the overheated Hollywood Hills facility across a parking lot from Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital.

A 13th patient who lived at a Broward County nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died.

Navarro filed a wrongful death and negligence suit against Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Sept. 22.

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On Sept. 13, more than 100 residents were evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after the facility's air conditioning system failed, subjecting the elderly residents to sweltering heat. The patients' causes of death have not been released because of an ongoing criminal investigation, ABC affiliate WPLG-TV reported.

No one has been charged.

The governor also said that in calls between nursing home administrators and state officials, the center's staff didn't indicate that anyone was in danger.

Workers losing their jobs include occupational, speech and physical therapists, nurses and dietary aids.

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