Solovy, Alden
October 2005
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Oct2005, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p26
Trade Publication
This article describes the poster created by Hospitals & Health Networks editors for hospital preparations for acts of terror. It was called Defenders of the Home Front, and the art was so powerful that editors printed posters and sent one to each subscriber. The goal: recognize the unsung heroes on the front line of disaster response. The characters in the poster represent the broadest set of professionals dedicated to public health and safety. In the middle of the painting, the suited man, shirt sleeves rolled up, tie off, represents management professionals--both in the public and private sectors--who organize and lead the teams of men and women who provide aid and comfort. That was before Katrina. After Katrina, the guy in the middle of the poster must also represent the men and women of the vendor community who joined hospital staff in the midst of the disaster.


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