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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Hospitals helping hospitals
There was a phone conference with Health and Human Services Sec. Leavitt and hospital CEOs from major medical centers and large institutions around the country this afternoon. The government is assembling 40 medical shelters (essentially MASH units), each manned by an 100-person team, to support New Orleans and Mississippi hospitals in the wake of Hurricane Kristina. Shelters will stabilize and then discharge patients to hospitals outside of the region. The Maryland Hospital Association is coordinating the response of our area's hospitals in this effort.

Will post more information as I receive it. Like the tsunami response, the best thing you can contribute TODAY is cash to the American Red Cross, The Humane Society (there are a lot of homeless pets down there right now too), The Salvation Army, and any other NGO you are fond of.
posted by Broadsheet @ 4:57 PM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At August 31, 2005, Blogger jwer said…

    To everybody that's ever spent $70 in a night on "hurricanes", now's your chance to help one of America's greatest cities out.

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