So, some good, but also bad news for Hahnemann Hospital — a Philadelphia judge granted an injunction on Tuesday sought by the city of Philadelphia to stop the closing of the hospital. CBS3 reports that injunction “stops the hospital from closing without a closure plan authorized by the city health commissioner.” The court order, according to the Inquirer, “granted the city’s motion to halt further action to close the hospital.”
It remains to be seen whether this will change or delay the currently planned official closing of the hospital in September - or if they are just waiting for an official closure plan.
Meanwhile, The hospital also said on Tuesday that as of this Friday (July 12th), they will stop all non-emergency surgeries and procedures, including baby deliveries. There are over 800 pregnant patients expected to deliver their children at Hahnemann, so phone calls are being placed to all mothers expecting in July and August so that they can find other hospitals.
The Inquirer reports there are only 97 inpatients currently at the hospital.