Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm- Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

Sheri Fink, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, presents the harrowing events that took place at Memorial Medical Center before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina.  Without a sure disaster plan the hospital was woefully underprepared for the devastating storm.  Facing life or death decisions the staff made questionable choices that led to an involved investigation and criminal charges ultimately being brought against a doctor and two nurses.  We may never know exactly what happened during those five days but this book takes as comprehensive a look as possible at all sides.