Pennsylvania revokes Hahnemann's license as security concerns remain

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Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital's license has been revoked, the Pennsylvania Department of Health told the judge overseeing the hospital's bankruptcy case in a Nov. 1 letter, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The license revocation comes roughly two months after the hospital closed and about four months after the hospital entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel L. Levine brought the license revocation to the judge's attention and expressed concerns about security in the letter.

"I am bringing the current situation at Hahnemann to your attention because I am deeply concerned about the state and security of the building and the supplies and equipment it is housing," she wrote, according to the report.

Ms. Levine said a small team has made some progress but more work needs to be done. "While I do not want to take away from the effort that they have put forth, the fact is it is just not enough."

Among the work that needs to be done, the removal of laboratory equipment and highly flammable chemicals, the letter stated.

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