One Less Worry for Pulse Victims

We hear about so many negative and sad LGBT stories, it’s always wonderful when we can spread some good news. Here’s a story that is sure to put a smile on your face.

The hospitals that treated the Pulse shooting victims, Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, will not bill the victims or their families. The hospitals will be writing off approximately $5.5 million in services.

Orlando Health’s main hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, treated the majority of the victims. Nine patients died after arriving. Orlando Health will bill insurance companies for those who had coverage, but the remaining balance will be written off by the hospital.

Florida Hospital, which treated a dozen of the victims, said they would not even bill insurance companies, nor will they bill for follow-up surgeries the survivors may need.

“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.” said Orlando Health President and CEO David Strong.

Daryl Tol, Florida Hospital’s President and CEO said, “We hope this gesture can add to the heart and goodwill that defines Orlando.”

And, smile.

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New on “The List:” Middlesex Gastroenterology Associates – New Haven, CT

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Finding a doctor is never easy. This Middletown reviewer is making it a little easier for us all. Check out this glowing review.

“Going to a GI Doctor is not always the easiest or most comfortable doctor visits one likes to go to, especially when needing to be examined. What makes Dr. O’Connor stellar is his professional but personal demeanor in listening to you and…”

Read the full review in the Medical section of our New Haven page!

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New on “The List:” Castlewood at the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama

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A Birmingham Reviewer reviewed ‘Castlewood at the Highlands’ today.

“As a member of the LGBT community, and an employee of The Highlands, I am confident in saying that the staff I work with are very accepting of everyone. We treat eating disorders and related conditions. We have a therapy group titled “Gender, Intimacy, and Sexuality” where clients can openly and safely discuss these topics. I am currently working on a “Safe Zone” training for all staff members so it can become official.”

Read the full review in the Professional Section of our Birmingham page.

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New on “The List”: Birmingham Aids Outreach in Alabama


The mission of Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) is to enhance the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, at-risk, affected individuals, and the LGBTQ community through outreach, age-appropriate prevention education, and supportive services. All programs at BAO are offered free of charge and include. Interested in seeing what services they provide?

Check out their page on Hayden’s List.

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