An Orlando, Fla., hospital that treated many victims of the gay nightclub shooting in June is dismissing millions in out-of-pocket medical expenses for their care.

Orlando Regional Medical Center, located just a few blocks from Pulse nightclub where the shooting occurred, treated 44 of the more than 50 victims injured during the incident. Its owner, Orlando Health and Florida Hospital, announced late Wednesday it is dismissing an estimated $5.5 million in expenses from caring for the victims.

"The Pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire community," Orlando Health President David Strong said in a statement. "During this very trying time, many organizations, individuals and charities have reached out to Orlando Health to show their support. This is simply our way of paying that kindness forward."

Of the patients treated by Orlando Regional, nine died shortly after arriving at the facility and one remains hospitalized there.

Hospital officials said they will still bill the insurance plans of patients who had coverage, but the hospital will cover whatever costs remain after that and will cover the costs of patients who were uninsured.

Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others in the nightclub after opening fire June 12 at Pulse, making it the deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history.