Nursing home where 12 died after Hurricane Irma lays off all employees

by: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The Florida nursing home where 12 patients died in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma has laid off all of its 245 employees.

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The layoffs include nurses, physical therapists and doctors at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

Nursing home residents were subjected to overly hot conditions in the days after Hurricane Irma when a tree fell on a transformer powering the air conditioning system. Twelve patients died when they were not evacuated after the storm passed.

State officials later suspended their license and the facility closed permanently.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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