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Coronavirus-stricken cities have empty hospitals, but reopening them is difficult

As city leaders across the country scramble to find space for the expected surge of COVID-19 patients, some are looking at a seemingly obvious choice: former hospital buildings, sitting empty, right downtown.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

‘The right thing to do’: Hahnemann owner will pay its former doctors’ malpractice insurance

The hospital’s owner had previously claimed it was not responsible for those costs, but when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross threatened to change the hospital’s bankruptcy case from a Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation, the effort to find a solution was taken more seriously.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Failure to pay doctors’ malpractice insurance lands St. Chris, Hahnemann owners in bankruptcy trouble

Bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross issued an order requiring PAHS to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy instead of Chapter 11, unless its lawyers can give him a good reason why it shouldn’t.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

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Hahnemann won’t pay residents’ medical malpractice insurance, so they find their own way

“This was something that was promised in our employment contracts, and this was not something any of us thought we’d have to go out on our own and find,” said Sukhdeep Singh.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Pa. revokes Hahnemann University Hospital’s state license

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said, because the building doesn’t meet the definition of a hospital, her department has no choice but to revoke the license, rendering Hahnemann essentially unsupervised and unregulated while it still contains dangerous and confidential materials.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Judge puts freeze on sale of Hahnemann residency program — for now

The decision puts into limbo the hospital owners’ hopes for an infusion of funds to satisfy creditors and maintain minimal operations as the institution winds down.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

U.S. Justice Department will fight sale of Hahnemann residency program

DOJ lawyers argued the provider agreement cannot be transferred unless there is a change in ownership.
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Residency sale stalemate hangs up ruling in Hahnemann bankruptcy

“We think this sets a dangerous precedent allowing hospitals to be sold for [their] parts."
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Bankruptcy judge in Philadelphia to decide the future of Hahnemann Hospital’s residency slots

The federal government argues the sale of the residency programs is illegal.
By Nina Feldman/WHYY