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Fink’s ‘Five Days’ Explores Hospital Deaths After Katrina

As New Orleans dug itself out of the mess left by Hurricane Katrina, Sheri Fink began digging into puzzling deaths at one of the city’s hospitals.

She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for investigative reporting that has now grown into a book, “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.” It’s a marvel of journalistic effort that brings an objective and sympathetic eye to the suffering and tough decisions at Memorial Medical Center.