Florida Hospital CEO Daryl Tol describes how his team and community rallied to deliver much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The day after (Hurricane Maria) hit, I started to hear from our team. I got emails from many individuals who had family impacted that they weren't hearing from them. They were fearful. They were concerned.
People started developing an energy to do something and that was tremendous. It started most specifically with an initial group of emergency physicians and emergency residents who decided they needed to be the first on the ground. We started to coordinate logistics with them.
A reporter from Cox Media, our ABC affiliate, who is from Puerto Rico and was on the ground, started talking with our physicians. The affiliate joined forces with us, and to have that public access point to get the whole community rallying behind a cause like Puerto Rico was critical.