Hahnemann University Hospital Closes Emergency Department


AND AUGUST 6TH GET A HEPATITIS A VACCINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HAPPIES ELIMINATING ANOTHER SERVICE TODAY, IT IS CLOSING ITS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. THIS IS ALL PART OF THE HOSPITAL’S PLAN TO SEIZED ALL OPERATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 6TH. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER HOWARD MONROE IS LIVE IN CENTER CITY THIS NOON WITH ALL OF THE DETAILS, HOWARD. REPORTER: JAN, ER DEPARTMENT HERE, CLOSED AT 7:00 THIS MORNING. THERE ARE SIGNS OUT HERE. THIS USED TO BE THE BAY WHERE AMBULANCES CAME, HOWEVER NOW THERE ARE SIGNS OUTSIDE THE DOOR, SAYING THAT THE EMERGENCY ROOM HERE IS NOW CLOSED. NOW EARLIER ON THIS MORNING WE SPOTTED ONE AMBULANCE WITH SIRENS ON, BYPASS THE HOSPITAL, AND THE HOSPITAL STARTED TO ROLL BACK SERVICES LAST MONTH. I JUST TALKED TO ONE DOCTOR HERE OFF CAMERA WHO SAID THERE ARE NO PATIENTS NOW IN THE HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL’S PARENT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA HEALTH SYSTEMS, FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY BACK IN JULY. LATER THIS MONTH THE HOSPITAL WILL SHUT DOWN ITS RADIOLOGY, BLOOD BANK SERVICES AND PHARMACY DEPARTMENT. THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT MAY HAPPEN WITH THEIR HOSPITAL COMPLETELY CLOSES. YOU LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE HOSPITAL. I DO. MY GRANDMOTHER SUFFERED A STROKE SO WE’RE KIND OF WONDERING WHERE WILL WE TAKE HER GOD FORBID HER HEART STOPS. SHE CANNOT MAKE IT UP TO EINSTEIN OR ANOTHER HOSPITAL, SO IT WORRIES ME ABOUT PEOPLE REALLY NEED SERVICES, WHO THIS IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD HOSPITAL. WHAT DO WE DO. REPORTER: IT HAS BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. IT HAS BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE. YES, MANY PEOPLE WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS. WHAT DO THEY DO. SOME OF THE RESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO GET JOBS AT TEMPLE, WHICH IS GREAT BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE NURSES WHO SERVED HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS. WHAT HAPPENS? REPORTER: NOW MANY OF THE RESIDENT AND NURSES WERE ABLE TO FIND JOBS, ELSEWHERE, AND NOW AS FOR THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT, IT IS SET TO CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, THAT IS ALSO WHEN THE REST OF THE HOSPITAL WILL SEIZED ALL OPERATIONS.

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