Hahnemann University Hospital closing emergency department

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Hahnemann to close emergency department
Hahnemann to close emergency department: as seen on Action News Mornings, August 16, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hahnemann University Hospital will close its emergency department on Friday.

It is part of the Center City medical institution's wind-down of operations and services.

Hahnemann closure timeline begins: TaRhonda Thomas reports on Action News Mornings, July 17, 2019

Philadelphia Academic Health System, the parent company of Hahnemann University Hospital, filed for bankruptcy protection last month due to "unsustainable financial losses."

"The decision to close Hahnemann was an extremely difficult, but necessary one, due to continuing, unsustainable financial losses. We have been working hand in hand with the Mayor's Office, Drexel University, and officials from the Philadelphia Health Commissioner's Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure a smooth wind-down of operations," Ron Dreskin, PAHS Interim System CEO, said in a statement.

Hahnemann is set to completely close on September 6.

Bernie Sanders holds rally against Hahnemann University Hospital closure. Ali Gorman has more on Action News at 5 p.m. on July 15, 2019.