Dear Hahnemann University Hospital Family:
For over 170 years, Hahnemann has served Philadelphia and the surrounding communities with high-quality, patient-centered care. We have been honored to provide for your healthcare needs and we are sad to share the news that Hahnemann will be closing. The closing will be in a gradual and orderly fashion, with an expected closing date on or about September 6. This was a difficult but necessary decision due to financial difficulties.
In addition, on June 30, 2019, Philadelphia Academic Health System, LLC, (PAHS), the parent company of Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and certain of its subsidiaries and related physician practices, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
We’ve tried to anticipate the questions you may have, and have answered them below with the very latest information available. If you have a question about your care not answered here, please contact your doctor.
Why is Hahnemann closing?
What is the timeline for the closure?
The anticipated dates for the gradual closure of Hahnemann’s operations are as follows:
Why is Hahnemann declaring bankruptcy?
What is Chapter 11?
What should I do if I need follow-up treatment after the hospital closes?
What will happen with my medical records?
What will happen to the doctors, nurses and other employees working at Hahnemann?
Most doctors will remain in their practices. Hospital officials will be working with local healthcare providers to help place many of our employees in new jobs.
How will ambulance companies know that the hospital is closing?
Who should I call with questions about my bill?
Will I still be responsible for my bill when Hahnemann closes?