VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Leaders with the city of Virginia Beach are making sure the survivors of Friday’s shooting have one less thing to worry about. Spokesperson Julie Hill says victims will not have to pay a single medical bill.
The latest outpouring of support comes in the form of worker's compensation. Hill said every city employee treated for injuries no matter how small will have their medical bills paid.
She said, "We have made arrangements that all of the bills from the hospital go directly to our workman's comp people so that the families do not have to see them at all."
Sentara’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Broermann told 13News Now that Virginia Beach City leaders approached Sentara leaders on Sunday about making sure victims did not receive a bill. He said it is challenging because the hospital has several working departments and most of the physicians are independent contractors and he said they bill independently.
"We are working as hard as we can to make sure none of these bills find their way to these patients or to their families who are affected,” Broermann explained.