Philly's Hahnemann University Hospital Is Closing


This is certainly something we didn't expect - Inquirer.com reports that one of Philly's biggest hospitals is shutting down. Hahnemann University Hospital's senior hospital staff announced today that the hospital is indeed closing for good. It will happen "orderly" and "over several months", according to Lawrence G. McMichael, an attorney for American Academic Health System LLC (which bought the hospital last year.)

Inquirer.com reports that "the state requires a 90-day notice of closure, though it's possible that Hahnemann does not have enough cash to stay open that long."

Hahnemann employs about 2,500 people (~175 were laid off in April), and the PA Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals called on state city officials to step in to save it. Mayor Kenney's office has yet to comment.

UPDATE: 6ABC reports that the hospital will officially close in September.

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