Hahnemann announces timeline for hospital closure

Hahnemann University Hospital is transferring forward with plans to close the ability, and now officers have launched the timeline that ends with hospital’s closure on Sept. 6.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, Hahnemann stopped admitting victims to the emergency room. The ER will preserve open until Aug. 16 for non-critical cases solely.

Also on Wednesday, the hospital’s medical docs stopped admitting elective surgical cases requiring inpatient care and the inpatient working room for non-emergency cases ceased operations.

Direct inpatient admission will end on Friday, July 19. On July 26, endoscopy and colonoscopy corporations, same-day surgical procedures, and infusion center and aphaeresis corporations will end. Lab work, radiology, blood monetary establishment, and the pharmacy will end on Aug. 23.

The shutdown timeline nonetheless is pending the approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, no matter among the many steps taking influence already, the Inquirer reported.

The householders of Hahnemann University Hospital launched on June 26 that they’d shut the well-being care facility in September.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Gov. Tom Wolf despatched a cease and desist letter to Hahnemann a day after the announcement. On June 30, the hospital launched it was diverting trauma victims to completely different facilities throughout the house. The hospital’s proprietor, Philadelphia Academic Health System — a subsidiary of American Academic Health Systems — filed for Chapter 11 chapter security the following day.

On July 3, an injunction filed by Drexel University was approved within the courtroom, ordering the hospital to stay open until a closure plan has been approved by the Philadelphia Health Commissioner. On July 10, the hospital launched it may shut down the maternity ward. Drexel’s College of Medicine Obstetrics and gynecology division despatched letters to larger than 800 women informing the victims that medical docs at Hahnemann would not ship infants within the hospital, beginning Friday, July 12. It is unclear if these closures violate the courtroom order.

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