Empty Mansions - Chapters 11-13 and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Bill Dedman
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Chapter 11 : Beth Israel Medical Center

Doctors Hospital was well aware of Huguette's wealth from the beginning of her stay there. The hospital hoped to solicit donations from Huguette. The hospital president, Dr. Robert Norman, befriended Huguette while Dr. Singman introduced members of the fund raising committee to her. Her surgeon, Dr. Rudick, even borrowed a million dollars from her. At one point, Huguette gave a Manet painting to the hospital to be sold for cash. However, the painting only netted a little over three million, leaving the hospital feeling as though they had been cheated somehow. The hospital was bought out by Beth Israel Medical Center. When this happened, the administrators stopped playing games, going to Huguette and demanding more than $100 million dollars or they would be forced to move her to another hospital. Huguette refused and was moved to the...

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