ORLANDO, Fla. — Several months after the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre, two Florida hospitals announced they will not charge survivors for their out-of-pocket medical expenses.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Orlando Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital announced on Wednesday that they will find the funding elsewhere.
“The pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families, and our entire community,” said Orlando Health President and CEO David Strong, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “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.”
Orlando Health said they will send bills to patient’s health insurers and will pay forward whatever the policies don’t cover. Florida Hospital said they won’t even bill the victims’ insurance.
After the attack, Orlando Heath treated most of the survivors while Florida Hospital treated 12.