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Acadian Ambulance, 31, 64, 75, 95, 98,
110, 122, 317
Adler, Margot, 377
advance directives, 403, 455, 480
agonal breathing, 284–85,
303, 316, 381, 434, 452
air evacuations, 71, 106, 169–70. See also
Coast Guard air evacuations; Day 3–5
entries
Atlanta Medical Center offer, 79–80
Bush flyover and, 151
decision to end, 109–10, 112–13, 122–26,
190
feasibility of, viii–xi, 75–76, 83–86, 179
route to helipad, viii–xi, 83, 84–85, 88, 90,
119–20, 179, 225, 258
airport field hospital conditions, 241, 288,
293–94, 457
Alexander, Shana, 139
Alford, Hollis, xiii, 264, 338
Allied Healthcare Products, 485
AMA. See American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons, 394
American Hospital Association, 73, 171

American Medical Association (AMA), 73,
382, 384, 401, 405, 426–28, 437, 450
American Nursing Association, 437
Andress, Knox, xv, 99, 100–101, 105, 174,
367
Andrews, Audrey, 244–46, 277, 283, 323,
329
Pou’s call for advice, 244–45, 277, 287,
323, 329–30, 361, 382, 388
Andrews, John, 192
Angel Flight, 104
Arechaga, Odun, 376–77, 379, 447
Armington, Bill, xi, 92, 139
Army Corps of Engineers, 23, 68, 104,
347, 422
arrests, 252, 330–31, 33–34, 336, 337,
338–41, 343–44, 349, 355, 363, 370,
407, 414, 437, 465. See also Budo,
Lori; Landry, Cheri; Pou, Anna
Maria
Arvin, Michael, xiii, 78–80, 86, 105–06,
107, 109, 133, 168, 171–74, 175, 224.
See also Tenet Healthcare
assisted suicide, 400, 403, 404, 406, 454

544 index
Ativan (lorazepam), 178, 182–83, 199, 207,
208, 210, 213, 219, 226, 249–50, 302,
305, 319, 328
Atlanta Medical Center, 79–80
Auerbach, Paul, 474
autopsies, 261–63, 309, 357–61, 381, 387–
88. See also toxicology reports
Autopsy (television show), 461
Aviation Services, Inc., 175, 203, 227

Baby Boy S, 93–94, 96, 372
Baden, Michael, xv, 357–61, 387, 410,
460–61
Baltz, Horace, xi, 44–46, 48, 55, 59, 62,
80, 93, 158, 191, 206–07, 216, 295–
96, 326–27, 351–52, 360–61, 364–66,
388–90, 402, 435, 442, 459
Baselt, Randall, 310
battlefield euthanasia, 397–98
battlefield triage, 139–41, 421
Becnel, Brent, 378–79
Bellevue Hospital, 465–67, 474–77, 485
Bentham, Jeremy, 142
Bernard, Marirose, 231–32, 272, 328–29
Bernier, Roger, 481
Beuerman, Greg, 354, 447
Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald, 354
“beyond emergency care” concept, 420
Bias, Elaine, 375
bioterrorism preparedness, 30, 73–74, 100,
168, 483–84
Birkhead, Guthrie, 477–78
Blanco, Kathleen, xv, 29, 108, 171, 363,
422
Bloomberg, Michael, 463
body disposition and recovery, 233–34,
238–41, 357–58
Bonaparte, Napoleon, 139–40, 397–98
Boston Legal, 393–95, 424
Bradley, Ed, 382
Breckenridge, Helen, xii, 91–92, 93
Brescia, Frank, xv, 387
Brighton Gardens nursing home, 251
Bristow, Louis, 12, 14, 17, 41
Broussard, Aaron, 133, 180
Budo, Lori, xii, xvi, 83, 91, 111–12, 284–
85, 306–07, 310, 327, 330, 331, 334,

338, 339, 343, 351–52, 354–55, 357,
364, 369, 413–14, 423, 424, 425, 434,
436, 455, 462
Burgess Guidi, Linette, xii, 31–32, 34–35,
233, 276
Burgess, Jannie, xii, 31–32, 34–35, 56, 92,
159–61, 233, 276, 351
Burke, Tim, xiv, 183
Burkle, Frederick, Jr., 483–84
Bush, George W., 151, 273, 279, 311
Butler, Fran, xii, 201, 275

Caldwell, Buddy, 436, 469
Calley, William, 245
Campanini, Steven, 224, 244, 245, 322–
23, 324
Canadian SARS emergency protocol, 467
Caplan, Arthur, xv, 275, 395–96, 400,
404, 405, 454–55
The Carlyle Group, 101
Carnegie Mellon Program for Deliberative
Democracy, 479
Castaing, Eddie, xvi, 284–86, 355
Causeway Boulevard SARBOO, 102, 107,
122–23, 132–34, 231, 329, 373
Cavalier, Essie, xii, 222, 360, 369
CDC. See US Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,
171
Chalmette Medical Center, 31, 270
Charity Hospital, 5, 43, 49, 102, 174, 178,
189, 201, 379–80, 415
Chateau Living Center, 252–53
Chatelain, Cindy, xiv, 182–183, 212, 297,
317–18
Cheyne-Stokes breathing, 301–02, 303
Chrestman, Reuben L., III, xi, 59, 366
CNN, 234, 243, 244, 269, 274–78, 280,
283, 287, 289, 295, 306–07, 309, 315,
321, 324, 348, 350, 369, 395, 406, 450
December broadcast naming Pou, 306–07,
315
early Memorial coverage, 234
later Memorial coverage, 306–07, 309,
321, 324–25, 348, 350, 369

index 545
October broadcast reports and their impact, 274–78, 280, 283, 295, 327, 458
Pou interview request, 243, 244
Coast Guard air evacuations: Day 3 developments, 86, 88–89, 95, 99–101, 103,
105–07, 109–10
Day 4 developments, 112, 118–19, 121–26,
129, 149–51, 169–70, 174
Day 5 developments, 192, 203, 227, 242
Pou on, 416–17, 449
Cobb, James, Jr., 252, 422
Cockerham, Karen, 195–97
Code Blue: A Katrina Physician’s Memoir
(Deichmann), 368–69
Code of Medical Ethics (AMA), 401
Cohen, Dave, 180
Cohen, Randy, 275
communications difficulties, 107, 129,
136–37, 151, 170–71, 172, 347
Connecticut Hospice, 476
Cook, Ewing, xi, 81, 82, 83, 114–15, 117,
130, 146–47, 157–58, 187, 188, 198,
206–07, 218, 228, 243, 350, 359, 368,
395, 400, 452, 456, 457
Cook, Minnie, xi, 82–3
Cooley, Wilmer, xiii, 199, 360
Cooper, Anderson, 274
Cordray, Sandra, xii, 58, 77–79, 86, 105–
06, 107–109, 172
Cotham, Donna, xii, 199–200, 360
Couvillon, Julie, 223–224
Cramer, Carl, 133–34
criminal charges, 248, 256–57, 286–7, 336,
338–39, 343, 345, 364, 437, 444–45
criminal intent, 160, 257, 336, 363, 381,
401, 419, 431, 437, 445, 468
Cruzan, Nancy, 403
Cullen, Julie, xiv, 433, 435, 445
Culotta, Roy, xi, 93, 97–98, 130–31,
147, 191, 219, 225, 227–28, 241–42,
300,368, 452

Dallas Morning News, 227
D’Amico, Mary Jo, xii, 284–85, 286, 316,
423–24, 434
Danziger Bridge shootings, 363, 423
Dateline, 372–74

Daugherty, Elizabeth Lee, 477–79
Day 1 (Sunday), 5, 28–32, 50–52
Day 2 (Monday), 5, 52–60
Day 3 (Tuesday), 5, 61–110. See also specific patients and staff members
Day 4 (Wednesday), 111–45, 146–76,
177–83. See also specific patients and
staff members
Day 5 (Thursday), 3–4, 6–10, 183–227. See
also drug deaths (of patients); specific
patients and staff members
death certificates, 241, 325, 327, 357
deaths. See drug deaths (of patients); patient deaths
Decker, Shelley, xv, 121–22, 125, 192
Deichmann, Richard, xi, 59, 80, 89, 92,
95, 96, 112, 191, 194–95, 200, 316,
368–69, 389
Delaneuville, Artie, xiv, 246, 247–50
deliberative democracy, 479
Demerol (meperidine), 310
Desgenettes, René-Nicolas Dufriche,
397–98
dialysis patients, 29, 56, 66, 75, 99, 104,
139, 149, 154–55, 199, 469
dialysis rationing, 139–40
Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, 293–
94, 471–74
disaster medicine, 348, 426, 466–86. See
also triage systems
bioterrorism preparedness initiatives, 30,
73–74, 100, 483–4
drills and exercises, 5, 30, 73, 168–69
emergency plans and hospital accreditation, 71–75
guidelines for, 400, 420–21, 427, 465–68
in Haiti, 471–74
Superstorm Sandy experiences, 463–65,
474–76, 486
Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals
in Man (Baselt), 310
DMATs, 293–94, 471–74
DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders, 10,
34, 92
Dosch, Curtis, xiii, 64, 82, 191–92, 214,
242, 320–21, 366
“double effect,” 159–60, 381–82
Drawing Down the Moon (Adler), 377

546 index
drug deaths (of patients), 9–10, 162–64,
194–95, 215–21, 222, 223, 284–85.
See also toxicology reports; specific
patients
Dubois, Robbye, xiv, 99, 100, 101, 104,
105, 106, 174, 183, 248
Duke University lacrosse team case, 429
Dupas, Harold, 264
DynCorp security guards, 234, 305

Earl, George, 18, 19–20, 22, 141
Earl K. Long Medical Center (Baton
Rouge), 414
Edwards, Edwin, 245
Eichmann, Adolf, 402
Ellis, Michael, 393–94
emergency planning and preparedness. See
disaster medicine
eugenics, 47, 399
euthanasia, 344–45, 381–406, 459. See also
drug deaths (of patients)
euthanizations (of pets), 7, 158–59, 194,
195–96, 199–200, 291
evacuations. See also air evacuations; Day
1–5 entries
Evans, Laura, 465, 474–77, 485
Everett, Carrie, xiii, 232, 297, 369, 408,
435, 457
Everett, Emmett, xiii, 26, 60, 117, 232,
233, 247, 254–55, 259, 260, 264, 297,
298, 311, 312, 313, 314, 338, 358, 369,
387, 428, 432, 445, 461, 485
Ewale, Tesfalidet, xii, 219–20

Famularo, Craig, xv, 361, 446
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
See FEMA
federal response, 170, 172–74. See also
Coast Guard air evacuations; FEMA
Federation of American Hospitals, 86, 171,
173, 174
FEMA, 30–31, 99, 100, 101, 103, 171, 173,
174, 367, 444, 448
Ferncrest Manor Living Center, 252
Fetter, Trevor, xiii, 271–273

Filosa, Gwen, 411
Finley, Chase, 183
Fishkin, Jim, 479
Flint-Goodridge Hospital, 34
flooding: citywide flooding map, 102
forensic testing, 328–29. See also toxicology reports
Forrow, Lachlan, 468–69
Foti, Charles, xiv, 235–36, 252, 275, 283,
324, 333, 336, 342–45, 348–49, 355,
357, 362–63, 364, 382–84, 407, 419,
422, 429, 433, 436, 446–47, 450, 454
Fournier, Kathleen, xi, 81, 193, 199–203,
213, 217, 266–68, 275, 291
Fowler, Sean, xiii, 78, 320
Fox News, 224, 272, 329
Freed, Jonathan, 274
Frezel, Issac, 33–34

Garcia, Mannie, 151
Genesis Specialty patient deaths, 376
Gentilly, 22, 63
Germany, euthanasia in, 47, 399
Gershanik, Juan Jorge, xi, 89–90, 93–96,
126, 372
Gieck, Dawn Marie, 272–73, 372
Good Friday storm (1927), 20–23, 25
Good Morning America, 370
Goux, L. René, xiii, 8, 54, 58, 69, 155–57,
167, 191, 206, 214, 244, 291, 316,
320–21, 368
“Governor Lamm philosophy,” 46–48, 296
Grace, Nancy, 276
grand jury investigation, 311, 344, 351,
357, 361, 363, 393, 395, 409, 430–35
Green, Cathy, xii, 12, 70, 162–63, 355–56,
390, 413, 436–37, 452–53
Gremillion, Andre, xiv, 204–05, 211–12,
313–14
Griffin, Drew, 307, 324
Groningen Protocol for Euthanasia in
Newborns, 401

H1N1 emergency planning, 470–71
H5N1 emergency planning, 466
Habermas, Jürgen, 479

index 547
Haiti field hospital, 471–74
Hall, Carrie Mae (“Ma’Dear”), xiii, 4, 188,
199, 213, 359
Harris, Steven, xiv, 254, 255–56, 257, 259,
304, 305, 311, 338, 369
HCA (Hospital Corporation of America),
170, 270
health care directives, 403, 455, 480
health-care reform, 55, 476
Heikamp, David, xiii, 316
Herbert, Clarence, 46, 402
HHS. See US Department of Health and
Human Services
Hill, Helen, 390–91
Hippocrates, 397
Holley, Tammie, 367
hospice care, 404. See also palliative care
hospital accreditation, 50, 71–73, 74
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA),
171, 270
Huard, George, xiii, 264
Hurricane Betsy, 11–12, 25, 29, 44, 389
Hurricane Isaac, 462–63
Hurricane Ivan, 12, 54, 68
Hurricane Katrina. See also Day 1-5 entries
approach of, 24–27, 28, 52, 53
landfall and weakening of, 57, 59–60
“Hurricane Pam” exercises, 30, 107, 132,
168–69, 173, 348
Hurricane Rita, 249, 251, 253, 488
Hutzler, Alice, xiii, 26–27, 182, 204, 212,
259, 260, 264, 315, 358–59

India, “swine flu” in, 484
infectious diseases doctor (Dr. Faith Joubert), 59, 182, 185, 210, 249, 260, 313,
360
Institute of Medicine, 468, 482
Isbell, Gina, xiv, 24–27, 52, 126–28, 130,
138, 166–67, 204, 211–13, 278–80,
313–14, 451–52
Jacob, Lou Ann Savoie, xiv, 260
JCAHO (The Joint Commission), xvi,
71–75
Jefferson Parish, 63, 133, 179–80, 252–53

Jenkins, Janice, 215–16
Jennings, Reynold, Tenet’s COO, 242
Johns Hopkins pandemic planning, 478–79
Johnson, Calvin, 338–39, 423, 445
Johnson, Glenn, 373
Johnson, Kathleen, 324
Johnson, Kristy, xiv, 206, 209, 253–57,
313–16, 338, 460
Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations (The Joint
Commission, JCAHO), xvi, 71–75
Jordan, Eddie J., Jr., xv, 285, 344–45, 357,
361–63, 391, 407, 445, 446

Kahn, Carrie, 325
Kahn, Charles N., III, 173–74
Karch, Steven B., xv, 409–10, 431
Kass, Leon R., 47
Kellum, John M., 384
Kelly, Clementine Morgan, 13–14
Kevorkian, Jack, 297, 406
kidney disease. See dialysis patients
King, Bryant, xi, 81, 156–57, 188–90, 199,
202–03, 213, 222, 265–69, 274, 276,
295, 301, 307, 315, 327, 458–59
King, John, 306
Kinikar, Aarti, 484–85
Knebel, Ann, 483
Kokemor, John, xi, 6, 161, 162, 206, 276,
290, 296, 386, 409–10
Kotb, Hoda, 373

Lafayette, James, 144
Lafon nursing home, 253
Lagasse, Karen, xii, 146–49, 367–69
Lagasse, Merle, xii, 146–49, 225–26, 301,
302, 359, 361, 367, 368
Lake Pontchartrain, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 38,
56, 63, 70, 185, 214, 438
Lakeview, 22, 56, 185, 368, 416
Lamm, Richard, 46–48. See also “Governor Lamm philosophy”
Lam, Thao, xii, 119–20
Landrieu, Mary, xv, 86, 175, 324
Landry, Cheri, xii, 9, 56, 90–91, 112, 152,
216, 218, 306, 310, 323, 327, 330–31,

548 index
334, 338, 339, 343, 351, 352, 354, 357,
364, 413, 414, 423–25, 433–34, 436,
455, 462. See also arrests
Larrey, Dominique-Jean, 139, 140–41, 142
LaSalle, Jessie Lynn, 375–76
Latter, Harry, 16, 19
Leavitt, Michael O., 173
LeBlanc, Elvira “Vera,” xiii, 121, 131, 134,
136–37, 163–65, 365
LeBlanc, Mark, xiii, 131–37, 163–65, 365
LeBlanc, Sandra, xiii, 121, 131–37, 153,
155, 163–65, 365
LeBrun, Nathalie, 471–74
Letten, Jim, 286–87
Levine, Maurice, 397
Lewis, C. S., 142–43
LifeCare Baptist staff, xiv. See also specific
staff members
Lindy Boggs Medical Center, 79, 102,
133–34, 354, 372–74, 376, 378, 379,
447
living wills, 92, 298, 403
Long, Earl K., 414–15
Long, Huey P., 238, 414
looting, 21, 63, 65, 77, 176, 184, 347. See
also security concerns
Loper, Brad, 227
Louisiana attorney general’s office. See
Foti, Charles
Louisiana Bureau of Emergency Medical
Services (EMS), 109, 131, 133–34,
135, 172, 192
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 99
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries, 170, 175
Louisiana Hospital Association, 173
Louisiana State Medical Society, 384–85
Louisiana State Police, 257
Louisiana State University (LSU) Health
Network. See also Charity Hospital;
Earl K. Long Medical Center
Louisiana Supreme Court decisions, 323,
329, 388, 450
Lutz, Brobson, 295

Mail on Sunday, 276, 459–60
malpractice claims, 366, 371, 376. See also
civil claims
Mangano, Mabel, 252, 422, 447
Mangano, Sal, 252, 447
maps and diagrams, x, xi, 102
Marse, Father John, xiii, 76–77, 109, 128,
167, 190, 327, 458
Maryland triage planning effort, 477–80
Matherne, Cynthia, xvi, 168–70, 172
McManus, Angela, xiii, 70, 145, 178–81,
207–09, 254, 260, 307, 315, 325,
369–71, 435, 456
McManus, Wilda, xiii, 145, 178–79,
180–83, 207–09, 254, 260, 264, 307,
315–16, 325, 358, 370
Mead, Margaret, 397
medical care rationing. See rationed care;
triage systems
Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans. See Charity Hospital
medical ethics. See also disaster medicine;
euthanasia; rationed care; triage systems
AMA code, 401
ethicist’s evidence review, 395–406
Pou’s lectures, 448–49
published ethics guidelines, 400–02, 420,
427
(Southern Baptist Hospital) SBH ethics
group, 46
medical records. See patient records
Medicare reimbursements, 32–33, 43, 46,
47, 72, 404
Tenet overcharge settlement, 355
medications. See palliative sedation; patient records; toxicology reports;
specific medications
Meibaum, Stephanie, xi, 157–58
Meitrodt, Jeffrey, 364–65
Memorial Medical Center. See also Day
1-5 entries
accreditation, 71–72
cancer institute (New Orleans Cancer Institute) building, viii, 50, 289, 320,
civil claims against, 366–71, 450–51
emergency preparedness, 68–69, 71–72,
74–75, 348

index 549
finances, 43, 50, 55, 74
helipad location and condition, ix, 76,
83–86, 178
history of, 11–17, 22–23, 25, 50
hospital evacuation prioritization, 133,
134, 171, 172
location, 14–15, 102
physical layout, viii, ix, 35–36, 119–20
post-Katrina cleanup and security, 304–05
post-Katrina reopening and sale, 326–27,
365–66, 444
Pou joining staff, 43–44
state investigators’ visits to, 239, 256–59,
304–305
Memorial Medical Center patients, xii. See
also Day 1–5 entries; patient deaths;
specific patients
Memorial Medical Center staff, xi–xiii.
See also Day 1-5 entries; specific staff
members
Mendez, Therese, xiv, 97–98, 127, 128,
130, 181, 209, 211, 213, 247, 249–51,
254, 257, 322, 338, 460
Mercy Hospital, 55. See also Lindy Boggs
Medical Center
mercy killing, 396. See also euthanasia
midazolam (Versed), 10, 217, 220, 226,
263, 284, 291, 292, 294, 302, 305,
311, 338, 343, 357, 358, 359, 360, 379,
400, 410, 434, 454
Middleberg, Robert, xv, 262–65, 311,
357–61
Miller, Virginia, 354
Mill, John Stuart, 142
Minyard, Frank, xv, 261,361, 309, 356–
61, 385–89, 395–96, 404, 406–07,
409–11, 430–32, 435, 444, 453–54.
See also toxicology reports
Mississippi River floods (1927), 22–23, 25,
347
Morales, Michael, xv, 361–63, 381–82,
391, 411, 423, 435, 445–46. See also
grand jury investigation
morphine
administrations of, 187, 210, 217, 220, 434
effects of, 159–60, 301–2, 303
and Lindy Boggs deaths, 375
missing pharmacy supply, 305

Pou’s prescriptions, 187, 198–99, 257, 303,
333, 359
seized during October 1 search, 258–59
statements to investigators about, 250, 316,
338
in toxicology reports, 262, 263–64, 308–
10, 311, 337–38, 356–60, 431
MSNBC, 233
Mulderick, Susan, xiii, 8, 53–56, 58, 64,
67, 69, 71, 73, 74, 75, 77, 82, 93,
99, 106, 113, 114, 122–25, 129–30,
149–51, 191–92, 193–95, 197–98,
200, 201, 202, 204–06, 214, 226, 241,
242–43, 244, 245, 246, 253–54, 255,
266, 269–71, 291, 318–21, 338, 365,
369, 430, 433
murder(s).
by doctors and nurses, 398
legal standards for murder charges, 336,
445
New Orleans murders and rates, 391

Nagin, Ray, evacuation order of, xv,
29–30, 236, 252–53, 272, 347
National Guard. See also air evacuations;
Day 3–5 entries
National Medical Services, Inc., xv,
262–65, 357–61. See also Robert
Middleberg
National Public Radio (NPR), 268, 325.
See also NPR stories
Nazi Germany, 47, 399, 402
NBC, 276, 372
Nelson, Craig, xiii, 457
Nelson, Elaine, xiii, 181, 182, 209–12,
260–61, 264, 358, 369
Nelson, Kathryn, xiii, 181, 209–11, 260–
61, 358, 369, 435, 456–57
Nesset, Arnfinn, 399
Netherlands, euthanasia in, 400–01
New Orleans City Hall emergency operations center, xv, 168–69, 172
New Orleans murder rates, 391
New Orleans police, 363, 391
Danziger Bridge shootings, 363, 423
onsite at Memorial, 56–57, 108, 184, 207,
208, 215

550 index
New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI),
13, 17, 20, 171
New York: State Task Force on Life and
Law, 466
state ventilator rationing protocols, 465–
67, 477
Superstorm Sandy, 464–67, 474–76,
485–86
New York University Langone Medical
Center, 463
Nifong, Michael, 429, 436
NOPSI (New Orleans Public Service Inc.),
13, 17, 20, 171
North Shore-LIJ hospital system, 463–64
Not Dead Yet, 325
NPR stories, 268, 325–26
Nuss, Daniel, xvi, 43, 50–51, 332, 333,
335, 337, 352–53, 363, 426, 437, 442

O’Bryant, Brenda, xvi, 308, 333, 334–35,
337, 392–93, 426, 442–43, 448
O’Bryant, James, xvi, 308, 332–33, 334–
35, 337, 392–93, 426, 442–43, 448
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, 102, 135,
136, 137, 389, 444, 462–63
O’Keefe, Arthur, 18
Ontario SARS protocol, 467, 469, 483
opium, 398
organ transplantation, 143–44
Orleans Parish coroner’s office. See Minyard, Frank
Orleans Parish district attorney’s office,
xvi, 285, 344, 345, 359–62, 363,
380–81, 391. See also grand jury investigation; Jordan, Eddie; Morales,
Michael
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical
Center, 333, 335
oxygen supplies, 45, 88, 90, 95, 105, 111,
127, 147–48, 162–63, 214, 301
Haiti field hospital experience, 471–74

palliative care, 9, 396, 404–05
palliative sedation, 405
pandemic triage planning efforts, 465–67,
469–70, 477–80, 483

Panepinto, Vincent, xi, 39, 40, 44, 69,
341–42, 417, 419, 442
patient deaths. See also Day 3–5 entries;
drug deaths (of patients); toxicology
reports
patient records, 259, 309
attempts to get, 238–39, 259, 283, 322
Tenet’s handling of, 240, 283, 322
and toxicology analyses, 357–61, 387–88
Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital,
371
Perino, Peggy, xi, 40, 350, 420
Perot, Ross, 171
pets, 52
Day 3, 59–60, 83
Day 4, 112, 114, 157–58, 180–81
Day 5, 7, 8, 186–87, 193
at Lindy Boggs, 375
Pitre-Ryals, Michelle, 117–18, 144–45,
273
police. See New Orleans police
Pou, Anna Maria, xi, xvi, 7–8, 9, 35–44,
48–52, 54, 56, 58, 59, 69, 70, 80, 81,
87, 96–98, 104, 128–29, 138–39, 141,
161, 185, 187–88, 191, 197, 198–200,
202, 204, 205, 216, 217, 221, 222,
223, 234, 243–45, 246–48, 250–51,
254–56, 258, 259–60, 264, 266–67,
268–69, 271, 274, 280, 283, 284–85,
287, 291–92, 303–04, 305–06,
307–09, 310, 311, 313–315, 316–17,
319–20, 321–22, 323, 325, 326, 327,
329–331, 332–35, 337–38, 338–42,
343, 345, 348, 349–50, 351, 352–54,
357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 369,
373, 381–85, 386, 387–88, 392–95,
405, 407, 409, 411–14, 415–21, 422,
423, 426, 427–28, 429, 431–32, 433,
434, 436–37, 442–43, 445, 446, 447–
50, 451, 454, 455, 456, 457, 459–60,
462, 468–69
Pou, Frederick Jr. (Pou’s brother), xii, 40,
304, 340
Pou, Frederick Sr. (Pou’s father), xii, 36–
37, 42, 44, 388
Pou, Jeanette (Pou’s mother), xii, 36, 40,
334, 341, 365, 415
Pou, Jeannie (Pou’s sister), xii, 56, 185, 416

index 551
Pou, Michael (Pou’s brother), xii, 388
Powell, Tia, 466, 467
Primeaux, Paul, xii, 84–85, 108, 109
Program for Deliberative Democracy, 479
Psychiatry & Ethics (Levine), 397

Quinlan, Karen Ann, 402

race and race discrimination, 32–34, 157,
481
rationed care, 138–39, 142–43, 483. See
also triage systems
ventilator rationing protocols, 467, 470,
474–477
Rawls, John, 142, 479
Reddy, Sudeep, 227–28
Richard, Michael, xvi, 121–22, 126
Rider, Virginia, xiv, 237–39, 245–46,
253, 254, 255–65, 266, 269, 274,
278, 280–87, 296–98, 299, 300–01,
303, 310, 311–14, 315, 317–22, 323,
325–26, 327, 328–29, 329–31, 336–
37, 338–41, 342, 344, 350, 356, 357,
360–61, 363, 364, 374, 406–09, 433,
435, 448, 455–56
Riopelle, James, 374–76
Robichaux, Diane, xiv, 98–101, 103–06,
113, 136–37, 211–12, 246–49, 251,
254, 255, 257, 313, 338, 460
Robinette, Garland, 435–36
Rosenberg, Harry, 271, 277–78, 283–84,
318, 326
Roth, Charles, 19
Russell, John, xiii, 126–28, 130, 327–28
Russo, Ben, 224

Sabaean Religious Order, 377
Safer, Morley, 382–383
SARBOO,I-10 and Causeway Boulevard
“cloverleaf,” 102, 132–33, 231, 329,
373
SARBOOs (search-and-rescue bases of operations), 107
SARS emergency planning, 467
Savoie, Doug, xiv, 260

Savoie, Rose, xiv, 26, 182, 204, 259, 260,
264, 315, 338, 358, 369, 432
Scelfo, Julie, 342, 393
Schafer, Arthur “Butch,” xiv, 232, 235,
237–39, 245–46, 255, 256–66, 269,
274, 278–83, 284–87, 297–300,
304–06, 309–10, 311, 312, 313–14,
315, 320–21, 322–23, 324, 327–30,
333–34, 336–37, 341, 342, 350, 363,
364, 407, 408–09, 433, 448, 455–56
Schultz, Carl, 482
Scott, Rodney, xii, 93, 161–62, 188, 226–
228, 241, 457–58
Seattle triage planning effort, 481
security concerns, 288, 347. See also looting; violence
sedatives. See palliative sedation; specific
drugs
Seelos, Father Francis Xavier, 412
Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
(SOFA) scores, 467
Sewerage and Water Board, 18–20, 21, 23
Shamburger, Chris, 373
Shavers, Dinerral, 390
Shipman, Howard, 399
Silberner, Joanne, 268
Simmons, Richard T., Jr., xvi, 244–45,
287, 306, 307, 315, 323, 325, 330,
333–34, 341, 344–46, 348, 353, 361,
362, 381–82, 384, 387–88, 393–94,
405, 411, 415, 416, 419, 420–21, 422,
427, 428–29, 432, 447, 449, 469
Simpson, O. J., 393
60 Minutes, 382–84, 385, 386, 430
Skinner, John, xii, 240, 248–49, 316–18,
358–59
Smith, Bob, xiii, 79, 86, 170–71, 172, 175,
191–92, 242
SOFA scores, 467
Southern Baptist Hospital. See also Memorial Medical Center
history of, 11–15, 16–18, 22–23, 32–34
Tenet’s acquisition of, 25, 55
Southside Hospital, 464
Specialty Hospital of New Orleans, 378,
379
Stahelin, Terence, xiv, 312–13
Staten Island University Hospital, 464

552 index
St. Bernard Parish, 22–23, 24, 25, 27, 31,
60, 163, 167, 235, 252, 279, 345. See
also Chalmette Medical Center; St.
Rita’s nursing home
Stephens, Kevin, 67
St. Mary’s Assumption church, 412
storms. See also Hurricane entries; Superstorm Sandy
April 1927, 20–23
May 1926, 15–20
Tropical Storm Allison, 67
St. Rita’s nursing home drownings, 235,
252, 422, 447
suicide, assisted, 398–400, 402, 403, 404,
405, 406
Superdome, 29, 31, 53, 85, 102, 108, 203,
347, 382
Superstorm Sandy experiences, 463–67,
474–76, 485–86
Swango, Michael, 399
“swine flu” (H1N1) emergency planning,
470, 484

Taurek, John, 142
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, 6, 54. See
also Day 3–5 entries; Lindy Boggs
Medical Center; Memorial Medical
Center entries
Texas Medical Center (Houston), 67
Thiele, John, xii, 4–10, 59, 81, 97, 98,
201–02, 218, 221, 287–95, 323, 329,
366, 410 437–41
Thiele, Patricia, 439
Thomas, Oliver, 180
Times-Picayune, 21, 22, 347–48, 364–65,
406, 409, 411, 424, 443, 444, 450, 488
Tompson, Father Harry, 8
Touro Infirmary, 102, 239, 376–79, 447,
toxicology reports, 261–65, 309–11, 338,
357, 360, 369, 376, 379, 387–88
triage systems, 138–44. See also disaster
medicine
Maryland state planning effort, 477–80
New York State guidelines and Superstorm
Sandy experiences, 463–67, 474–76,
485–86
Tropical Storm Allison, 67

Tulane University hospitals and clinics, 76,
77, 110, 122, 170, 202, 270, 417

United Network for Organ Sharing, 143
University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galveston, 40–42
US Army Corps of Engineers, 23, 68, 104,
347, 422
USA Today, 311, 446
US Attorney, New Orleans, 286
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30, 257, 318, 481
US Coast Guard. See Coast Guard air
evacuations
US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), xiv, 171, 173, 246, 257,
293, 483
US National Guard. See National Guard
US Navy, assistance requests to, 171–72,
175, 192
US Supreme Court decisions, 403, 404
US Veterans Health Administration emergency protocols, 470
Utah emergency medicine protocol, 469
utilitarian, 142, 143, 473, 479

Veatch, Robert M., 143
ventilator rationing protocols, 465–67,
469–71, 474–77
ventilators, for disaster situations, 483–85
Versed. See midazolam
violence, 6, 108, 179–81, 347–48, 390–91.
See also looting; security concerns

Wallace, Mike, 430
Walsh, John J., Jr., xii, 185–86, 190, 244,
317, 439
Walsh, Susan, 151
Ward, Neil, 417
Wartelle, Kris, xiv, 336, 343, 382–83, 384,
429
Watson, Ireatha, xiv, 264, 338
Watson, Jim, 151
Wecht, Cyril, xv, 275, 309–11, 325,
338,356, 358, 359, 360, 387, 410, 454

index 553
Wilson, John, 140
Wise, Robert, xvi, 72, 73, 74–75
World Medical Association ethics standards, 420, 428
Wynn, Karen, xiii, 10, 57, 61, 64, 75, 76,
90, 93, 111, 113, 117, 118–19, 121,
138, 152, 153, 156–57, 166, 167, 175,
177, 215, 218, 220, 222, 226, 227–28,
241, 288, 292, 326, 424, 462

Yancovich, Eric, xiii, 67–69, 116, 120, 129
Youk, Thomas, 406
Young, James, xv, 387

Zumbado, Tony, 233–34