Pennsylvania will spend more than $4 million on health-related services in the North Philadelphia Enterprise Zone, an area in which nearly 13 percent of the state’s Medicaid population resides.
This area is served almost exclusively by Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals and recently suffered a major loss when one of those providers, Hahnemann University Hospital, closed its doors. According to a SNAP analysis, more than 50 percent of the patients previously served by Hahnemann will now turn for care to SNAP members Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (18.3 percent), Pennsylvania Hospital (11.3 percent), the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (nine percent), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (4.7 percent), Jefferson Health Northeast (4.1 percent), and Mercy Hospital Philadelphia (3.2 percent).
The $4 million will be spent on expanded home visiting services for families with children, eviction prevention assistance for low-income families, and programs that help residents move from public assistance to jobs.
Learn more in the Philadelphia Business Journal article “State Invests in North Philadelphia’s Health Enterprise Zone.”