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Future of Big Charity Hospital (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-20

Duration: 00:08:27

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.) | Louisiana Charity Hospital System | Medical students


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Rigby, Perry Interviewee
  • Roberts, Elliott C. Interviewee
  • Bach-Stewart, Gwen Interviewee
  • Fulginiti, Vince Interviewee
  • Dano, Jaculeen Interviewee
  • Hernandez, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the future of Big Charity Hospital in New Orleans following the loss of its accreditation. Duhe reports that the medical students at LSU and Tulane will no longer be able to work at Charity Hospital if the hospital does not regain its accreditation. He interviews: Perry Rigby, the chancellor of the LSU Medical Center; Elliott C. Roberts, the director of Charity Hospital in New Orleans; Gwen Bach-Stewart of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; Vince Fulginiti, the dean of the Tulane School of Medicine; Jaculeen Dano, Tulane medical student; and Robert Hernandez, Tulane medical student.