New Orleans, Louisiana. August, 2005.
The storm has passed, but the real problems are just beginning for the folks stranded at Memorial Medical Center. With supplies and morale running low, everyone is hoping to find a way out soon.
“Five Days at Memorial” Book by Sheri Fink
“The Deadly Choices at Memorial” New York Times Article - August 25, 2009
Tenet Hospital - Texas hospital chain that owned Memorial
LifeCare - A specialized hospital with multiple locations, including a leased space on the seventh floor at Memorial Hospital
John Thiele - Specialized in critical care and diseases of the lungs
Anna Pou - Surgeon, specializing in head and neck cancers, who remained at the hospital during Katrina to offer specialized care for those in need that couldn’t be provided by many others
Karen Wynn - The nurse manager of the ICU and head of the hospital’s bioethics committee
Susan Mulderick - The rotating hospital manager on call during the hurricane
Ewing Cook - Chief Medical Officer
Cheri Landry - Surgical ICU nurse
Lori Budo - Surgical ICU nurse