Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning

By NEIL REISNER and SHERI FINK September 14, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — After an estimated 215 people died in hospitals and nursing homes in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, policy makers realized that the nation’s health care...

Five Dead After Florida Nursing Home Goes Without Air Conditioning After Irma

By NEIL REISNER and AMY HARMON September 13, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Five people are dead and 115 have been evacuated to a local hospital from a nursing home that had no air conditioning following Hurricane Irma, the police said Wednesday. Two...

Long a Refuge for the Elderly, Florida is Now a Place of Danger

In a state where one in five residents is over 65, caring for older residents is one of the main challenges in planning for Hurricane Irma as it heads toward Florida.

Houston’s Hospitals Treat Storm Victims and Become Victims Themselves

By SHERI FINK and ALAN BLINDER August 28, 2017 Water poured into hospitals. Ambulances were caught up in roiling floodwaters. Medical transport helicopters were grounded by high winds. Houston’s world-renowned health care infrastructure found...