Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized a plan to close a Philadelphia hospital, which dates back to 1848. The Democratic presidential candidate denounced the decision, saying it reflects the nation’s greedy health care system.
Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is set to close in the next 90 days, according to hospital officials. The Level 1 trauma center and teaching hospital, which serves low-income patients, was purchased by American Academic Health System in 2018.
Staff were told in April that 175 employees would be laid off as part of a plan to keep the financially struggling hospital open, WHYY reported. American Academic Health System CEO Joel Freedman said he “relentlessly pursued numerous strategic options” to keep Hahnemann open but it “cannot continue to lose millions of dollars each month and remain in business.”
The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), which represents the 800 registered nurses who work…
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