July 25, 2007
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of the
The New York Times (opens in a new window, free one time registration required) reports that today only one of seven general hospitals in the city is working at its pre-hurricane level, forcing many city residents to travel great distances for treatment.
The health care system, once a primary private employer in the city, could be a solution to the city’s economic recovery, but with an exodus of medical professionals and limited resources, it is unclear whether this rebirth will happen.
Among the most vulnerable residents are the children of
Without support, these children, the future of the city, will be more susceptible to depression and teenage suicide.
The Catholic News Service recently reported on children and mental health care.