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PA Safety-Net Hospitals Step Up When One of Their Own Closes

A core group of safety-net hospitals, led by SNAP members, has filled the gap left by the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital, another safety-net hospital, in Philadelphia.

Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania logoThe Philadelphia Business Journal reports that since Hahnemann’s closing was announced during the summer, ER volume has risen 15 percent, admissions have risen 12 percent, and births have risen more than 50 percent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a SNAP member.  Meanwhile, SNAP member Pennsylvania Hospital has seen its ER visits rise nine percent, SNAP member Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has seen its ER volume increase five percent, and SNAP member the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has seen its ER volume rise five percent.

Patient volume also has risen significantly at Temple University Hospital.

Learn more about how Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals, including SNAP members, have filled the void left by the closing of another safety-net hospital in the Philadelphia Business Journal article “Hahnemann fallout: Nearby hospitals see uptick in ER visits, admissions.”

Filed in Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals, Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania.

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