Kenney, Wolf offer funds to help keep hospitals open

Kenney, Wolf offer funds to help keep hospitals open

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) offered to cover $15 million of the debt accrued by Hahnemann hospital, according to a joint statement released Monday. They’re looking for matching funds from the federal government.
 
The Center City hospital is slated to close later this year, with owners claiming $300 million in debt, including $40 million to the city and state combined. The closure would cost over 2,500 jobs and create a major loss of coverage just north of City Hall.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Temporary manager assigned to Philadelphia hospitals

Temporary manager assigned to Philadelphia hospitals

Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting has been designated the temporary manager of Hahnemann and St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia by the owners, Pennsylvania Academic Health Systems (PAHS), according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Health last week.
 
PAHS voluntarily agreed to be temporary manager after announcing it will close the Center City-based Hahnemann in late June due to millions in losses since acquiring the facilities from Tenet in 2017. The company filed for bankruptcy as well.
Monday, July 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
State intervenes to temporarily save Philadelphia hospital

State intervenes to temporarily save Philadelphia hospital

The Department of Health sent a cease and desist letter to the owners of Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Hospital, preventing a shutdown of the emergency room planned to start as early as Friday.
 
Members of Philadelphia City Council joined employees of Hahnemann Hospital Thursday in solidarity and called for state intervention to keep the hospital open. The hospital’s owners announced Wednesday plans to close the Center City hospital after months of multi-million-dollar losses. Many who spoke outside City Hall called for assistance from Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and elected officials. 
Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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