Skip to comments.Hahnemann Hospital no longer accepting trauma patients
Posted on 06/29/2019 1:20:34 PM PDT by South Hawthorne
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hahnemann University Hospital says it is no longer accepting trauma patients just days after announcing the institution's planned closure for September due to unsustainable financial losses.
The hospital says it notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Friday night of its trauma center decision.
"After reviewing our plan of closure and in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we felt this move is in the best interest of patient safety," Dr. Alexander E. Trebelev, Chief Medical Officer at Hahnemann, said in statement released Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately, we are facing clinical and operational challenges. We cannot continue to serve trauma and STEMI patients under these conditions."
Hahnemann says the Emergency Department will continue to be open, "it just will not be accepting trauma patients."
In the statement, Ron Dreskin, Interim CEO of Philadelphia Academic Health Systyem, the parent company of Hahnemann said, "We realize the impact this move, and the closure of Hahnemann has on the city of Philadelphia and surrounding neighborhoods, and most importantly, our staff. We wish there could have been a more positive outcome for all. In spite of our best efforts and meetings with numerous city, state, union, insurance carrier and university officials, a financial solution could not be achieved."
Hahnemann's Charles C. Wolferth Trauma Center, completed in 1986, was Philadelphia's first designated-Level I Trauma Center for adults.
"This de-designation as a trauma center is effective immediately," the statement read.
A day after Hahnemann University Hospital announced its plans to close, the Pennsylvania Health Department issued a Cease and Desist Order, telling the owners they must first file a detailed plan that ensures the safety of people who depend on the institution for care.
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Caused by illegal Democrat voters.
We got your free medical care right here for ya.
Besides all of the people you listed, I’m sure the average taxpayer gets ####ed too somehow.
I used to work at Charity Hospital in New Orleans
The regional Trauma Center, and magnet for impoverished patients
Of course, this was before Katrina....
Places like this are not for the faint of heart
“A day after Hahnemann University Hospital announced its plans to close, the Pennsylvania Health Department issued a Cease and Desist Order, telling the owners they must first file a detailed plan that ensures the safety of people who depend on the institution for care.” = ‘you must keep working for free for us’?
Many hospitals are in financial difficulty.
Do the Democrats have any plans for what happens if they can foist “Medicare For All” on us?
I mention Medicare for All, because depending on the what illness or surgery a patient is in the hospital for, Medicare may not pay the hospital enough to cover their costs of taking care of that patient.
If we go to Medicare For All, it is quite predictable that many hospitals will simply go out of business.
Hospitals will need to be financially subsidized somehow, in order to keep them operating.
So does this mean that the hospital is simply choosing to decline “police escourted” patients, or is the ER, or even entire hospital closing closing completely?
There goes your “Right” to healthcare.
If I have a “Right” to your Labor and Expertise as a Medical Provider, doesn’t that make you a Slave???
As you can see Slavery doesn’t work without whips and chains.
Someone will have to explain to the stupid state bureaucrats that there are no money trees or unicorns. You need money to run hospitals.
I went to the emergency room on a busy night. Placed me in the hallway. Then they put me in a room with a gang banger who had been stabbed. He had a visitor after he was transferred. I think the visitor was there to finish the job. I could have been mistaken for him.
If I drive for 1 to 1 1/2 hours from home, I can get to an Emergency room that isn’t full of Gangsters,thugs and Illegals, And the wait will be less than 6 hours.
This is what happens when a majority of patients have Medicare. Medicare rates only cover about 60% of the cost of services. And if YOUR illness is not within the statistical norm for the fees, tough shit...the hospital doesnt get paid more if you stay longer.
THIS is an example of what the world will look like if any of these Medicare for all idiots get their way.
If they give up their trauma status the patients will automatically be directed to another Trauma center.
I worked in a non trauma hospital. Every once in a while a gunshot victim would be rolled out of their car in front of us. The ED staff could help them, but we transferred them pretty darned fast.
A human right does not require someone else to pay for it.
Subsidise then socialize.
With about 4 mass shootings per day in cities just like Philadelphia it is no surprise treating gunshot trauma at no charge would bankrupt any Hospital...
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