A year in the life of a Brooklyn hospital listen06/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Granted an unprecedented level of access to the inner workings of a contemporary hospital, bestselling journalist Julie Salamon has written Hospital, a book about a year in the life of Miamondes Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Salamon is perhaps best known for her book, The Devilâ€™s Candy, which examined the making of the film, The Bonfire of the Vanities.
In Hospital, Salamon looks at this facility, which is located in a community where 67 languages are spoken. She captures the emotion of a medical drama in the financial realities of operating a huge, overburdened private institution. In the first of a two-part interview, WMNF began by asking Soloman what, other than more money and more personnel, does she think modern hospitals need?
Weâ€™ll hear more from her in the second part of this interview later in the week.