Author: Sheri Fink
This book is a devastating account of what happened at a hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit
Physician and reporter Sheri Fink spent years reporting on this story and her writing “is strong, filled with grim details and dreadful scenes,” said a review in goodreads.com.
“In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, Fink reconstructs five days at the medical center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos,” said the review.
It said Fink’s epilogue “highlights the lessons learned, if any, from what the hospitals in New Orleans faced after Katrina.
Fink is a fellow at the New America Foundation. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, she received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (Public Affairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.