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Shuttered Hahnemann’s Hospital License Revoked, While ‘Significant Work Is Yet to Be Done’

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel L. Levine said in a letter that the health department determined Hahnemann no longer meets the statutory definition of a 'hospital'

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The head of the Pennsylvania Department of Health has revoked Hahnemann University Hospital's hospital license, and expressed concerns about how the shutdown of the building is progressing.

The action on the license was disclosed in a Nov. 1 letter from Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel L. Levine to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware.

Levine said in the letter that the health department — following the conclusion of a closure survey on Oct. 29 — determined Hahnemann no longer meets the statutory definition of a "hospital," and as a result the state no longer has the authority to license and oversee the facility.

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Levine went on to express concerns to Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross about the status of the former Center City medical center building.

"It is my understanding that Hahnemann has presented to the court that significant progress has been made toward closure," Levine wrote. "While I agree that some progress has been made, I believe it is important to highlight the significant work is yet to be done."

Read more about the revoking of Hahnemann's license here.

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