What Philadelphia Is Losing When It Loses Hahnemann Hospital

As a physician, I recently have been devastated by the news that the hospital in which I practice and teach is closing. Philadelphia Academic Health System, LLC, the owner of Hahnemann University Hospital, announced on June 26th that the 171-year old institution would close in about 70 days. Immediate steps toward closure then decreased the number of patients admitted and treated at Hahnemann by 50 percent in just seven days.

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