Hahnemann University Hospital reveals timeline for closure

Hahnemann University Hospital ended some services July 17, and the Philadelphia-based hospital will continue to scale back services until it closes in early September, according to WPVI-TV.

The hospital stopped admitting patients through its emergency department, ceased elective surgical cases requiring inpatient care and closed its inpatient operating room for non-emergency cases on July 17. According to a closure plan timeline released this week by Philadelphia Academic Health System, which owns Hahnemann, all services will end by Sept. 6.

The closure plan timeline, which is pending approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Health Commissioner's Office, is as follows:

July 19: Direct inpatient admissions will end.

July 26: Infusion center and sleep lab will close, and same-day surgeries, endoscopy and colonoscopy services will end.

Aug. 16: Emergency department will close.

Aug. 23: Lab, radiology, blood bank and pharmacy services will end.

Sept. 6: Drexel outpatient oncology suite will cease operations, and Hahnemann University Hospital will close.

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