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A look at security after suicide at Cape Coral Hospital

Thursday, a man walked into the emergency room at Cape Coral Hospital with a gun before committing suicide, so we looked into the security that is used there. Lee Health would not share a response with us about the security inside the emergency room, and Cape Coral Police Department said it didn’t know what might […]

With growing number of COVID deaths, Cape Coral Hospital brings in external morgue

A refrigerated external morgue is now in use at Cape Coral Hospital to house bodies. Lee Health’s Chief Officer of Operations Armando Llechu said the hospital can house four bodies in its morgue, but because of the growing number of COVID deaths, they have run out of space. “It’s typically sufficient for us,” Llechu said […]

COVID-19 patient admitted to Cape Coral Hospital wishes she’d been vaccinated

A woman shared her story with us about her ongoing experience battling coronavirus in a Southwest Florida hospital. Shannon Ruvelas says it’s lonely, scary, and preventable. When COVID-19 began to spread in the community, Ruvelas said you wouldn’t catch her without a mask and hand sanitizer. She said she recently let her guard down. For […]

Day 3: Jury finds Cape Coral ex-nurse guilty of raping patient

A jury in Lee County has found ex-nurse Jeovanni Hechavarria guilty of sexual battery after being accused of raping a patient at Cape Coral Hospital. BREAKING: Guilty of sexual battery! @winknews — Morgan Rynor (@Morgan_Rynor) January 10, 2020 ________________________________________________________________________ Friday marked the third day of trial in the case of Hechavarria, who is accused of […]

Day 2: Defense’s request for mistrial denied in case of Cape Coral ex-nurse accused of rape

It was quite the eventful start to the second day of trial for Jeovanni Hildebrand Hechavarria, an ex-nurse accused of raping three patients at Cape Coral Hospital. Both the State and the defense made requests Thursday morning, which was met with much-heated discussion. The State requested that the definition of “physically helpless” be amended for […]