He went to help his godmother, but stayed to help Puerto Rico
Dr. Francisco Trilla found himself stranded in Puerto Rico, so he put his skills to work.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Neighborhood Health Plan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francisco “Paco” Trilla went to Puerto Rico to rescue his godmother. When he found himself stranded there, he immediately put himself to work, and then returned again weeks later to do more.
In 2013, more than 36,000 Puerto Ricans lived in Rhode Island, a number which has no doubt grown since then. But we suspect Dr. Trilla and everyone at NHP are helping folks wherever and whenever they can.
Read the story as told by NHP and broadcast on WJAR.