Nurses Give Home, and Their Hearts, to Bring Health Care and Hope Back to New Orleans http://abcnews.go.com/US/WireStory?id=4127856&page=1 By PAULINE ARRILLAGA AP National Writer NEW ORLEANS Jan 13, 2008 (AP) The sign on the gate in front of the pretty blue house announced the good news to a neighborhood that has had little since Hurricane Katrina: "There's a doctor in the house. Make your appointment NOW!" Earl Davis paused to take in the words, then headed up the ramp and through the door destined for his first doctor visit since returning to the city five months earlier. The family practitioner who treated him as a boy, and then saw his own kids, left after the storm and isn't coming back. Hundreds of other doctors have gone the same route. Medical centers devastated by floodwaters remain closed, with the number of beds available to the sick cut in half. Charity Hospital, which for generations provided care to the poor and uninsured, sits like a darkened tomb on a downtown street, plywood blocking the main entryway, window shades twisted and broken.