Memorial Medical Center http://wrkf.org en During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died http://wrkf.org/post/during-katrina-memorial-doctors-chose-who-lived-who-died On Aug. 30, 2005, a doctor climbed the stairs through a New Orleans hospital to the helipad, which was rarely used, and so old and rusted it wasn't even painted with the hospital's current name.<p>From that helipad over Memorial Medical Center, the doctor looked out over New Orleans, now flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 editor 15909 at http://wrkf.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital http://wrkf.org/post/five-days-ambiguous-morality-katrina-hit-hospital If we didn't experience Hurricane Katrina ourselves, we saw it: the ominous red pinwheel on the radar, the wrecked Superdome, the corpses. And certainly we saw our shame — America's inequality, negligence and violence were all laid bare by the storm.<p>But one tragedy went largely unwitnessed. And this is the subject of Sheri Fink's provocative new book, <em>Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.</em> The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer examines what happens when people make life-and-death decisions in a state of anarchy.<p>On Aug. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:38:00 +0000 Susan Jane Gilman 15849 at http://wrkf.org 'Five Days' Of Ambiguous Morality At Katrina-Hit Hospital