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Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial( )
Author: Fink, Sheri
ISBN:978-0-307-71897-6
Publication Date:Jan 2016
Publisher:Crown/Archetype
Imprint:Broadway Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink's landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina--and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos. After...
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Fink, Sheri (Author)
Sheri Fink is an American journalist and a reporter on subjects covering health, medicine and science. Her articles appeared in a number of high profiled publications such as the New York Times, Discover and Scientific American. She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Ph D and MD from Stanford University in 1998 and 1999.

Dr. Fink is a currently a senior fellow with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a staff reporter at ProPublica in New York. On April 12, 2010, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for an article published by ProPublica website. The winning article was about the deadly choices faced at one New Orleans hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The article also made her a finalist for the 2010 Michael Kelly Award. She also won a 2010 National Magazine Award for Reporting for the article. In 2015 she won a PEN Literary Award for her title Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, as the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

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