(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Centura Health and UCHealth confirmed to FOX21 News that they will waive any remaining medical expenses for Club Q survivors.
Seven people were treated at Penrose Hospital following the shooting in November, and Centura Health said in a statement that the move comes in the hope of relieving a burden from victims who have already endured so much.
UCHealth, which cared for the other victims also confirmed that it would do the same in a statement sent to FOX21 on Wednesday, June 7.
Read Centura’s full statement below:
We are loving neighbors helping loving neighbors and real people serving real people. When a tragedy impacts one of our beloved communities, we feel the effect and heart ache as neighbors, colleagues, and caregivers. As a mission-based, not-for-profit health system, Centura Health wanted to lift the burden of any remaining medical expenses from the care patients received at Penrose Hospital from the Club Q incident. Our Patient Services team partnered with the seven individuals we cared for to help them understand what this decision meant for them personally. We believe medically necessary health care services should be accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, geographic location, cultural background, physical mobility or ability to pay.Centura Health
Read UCHealth’s full statement below:
UCHealth’s customer service team put a hold on medical bills for patients injured at Club Q soon after the shooting. Our billing customer service team has been actively working with these patients, helping them through the process, and reassuring them that they should not face any bills from UCHealth.UCHealth