Florida Hospital Expands Relief to Puerto Rico, Sends Critical Medical Supplies and Water

Sep 30, 2017 at 08:31 pm by Staff

Florida Hospital continues to assist in the relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Early today, a private jet owned by a Florida Hospital supporter set off from Orlando Executive Airport, carrying nearly 400 pounds of medical liquids, including saline and irrigation fluids, and 150 pounds of emergency drinking water.

The supplies are in the process of being delivered to Hospital Buen Samaritano in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The timing of this delivery is critical, as the hospital is in great need.

Meanwhile, a team of Florida Hospital emergency physicians continued their work on the island Saturday. The doctors have been providing critical care and assistance to local physicians, while also assessing the island's overall health needs. Additional Florida Hospital physicians are expected to travel to Puerto Rico in upcoming days to further the relief efforts.

The physicians will help develop a long-term response plan to provide medical relief to the island.

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