New Orleans hospitals face shortages, challenges

Janet Guttsman, Reuters, November 30, 2005

New Orleans - New Orleans lost its hospitals to Katrina's flood waters, and now risks losing its doctors and nurses to slow recovery - leaving a big missing piece in the puzzle of putting the city back together.

The tens of thousands of residents who fled the city three months ago have dispersed to temporary homes across the country. Along with rebuilt homes, schools and other public services, adequate health care is needed to attract them back to the city. ... New Orleans