The Deadly Choices at Memorial


About the piece

In the tragedy of Katrina, one hospital faced choices with the gravest of consequences. This article, originally published in the New York TImes, is part of an ongoing investigation. To read the piece and view the interactive components, visit

About the Writer

Dr. Sheri Fink has reported on health, medicine and science in the U.S. and from every continent except Antarctica. She was a frequent contributor to the public radio newsmagazine PRI’s “The World,” covering the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and international aid in development, conflict and disaster settings. Her articles have appeared in such publications as the New York TimesDiscover and Scientific American. Her story The Deadly Choices at Memorial was a winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting.

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