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Hahnemann hospital ownership files for bankruptcy protection

by Thomas Dworetzky, Contributing Reporter | July 01, 2019

PASNAP has urged an intervention by Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia City Council, the Pennsylvania Legislative Delegation, and Governor Tom Wolf.

“Hahnemann is a safety net hospital that for decades has provided care to an underserved community,” PASNAP President Maureen May, RN, said in a statement. “We cannot allow predatory, for-profit companies to plunder such a valuable public good. It is incumbent upon the state and city to step in and guarantee that the poor and working people who depend upon this hospital continue to receive the care that they need.”

The news led to a letter to Gov. Wolf from the Philadelphia House and Senate delegations that requested that emergency funding be found to save the hospital, saying the closure was a "bona fide public health emergency," according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.

"Other area hospitals simply cannot absorb the patients Hahnemann currently serves without compromising the quality of care they are able to provide. These are matters of life and death," the legislators wrote, according to the station.

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