DDH_ICONS Hurricane Katrina

Kiersta Kurtz-Burke and Justin Lundgren

It was probably the biggest leap of faith of my life.

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As Hurricane Katrina approached, patients at Charity Hospital, which had been in operation for nearly 300 years, grew increasingly anxious that they might be left behind. Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke focused on keeping her patients informed and calm, but eventually had to help them evacuate by putting them on boats.