Five Days at Memorial | Sheri Fink

Wednesday, October 30 | 6pm

Join Longform & Lagers to finish up this session with a discussion and a beverage! We will be meeting at the Helderberg Brewery Taproom at 26 CR 353 in Rensselaerville to talk about Sheri Fink’sFive Days at Memorial,” and parallel themes from our first meeting where we viewed Fisher Stevens’ film “Before the Flood.”

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, reporter and Logan Nonfiction Advisory Board member 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 Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

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