Opinion: Hahnemann is too important to close. Our leaders must fight for it.

By Syed Z. Kaleem, Clarissa O’Conor, Susan Bowes, Shanna Hobson, and Jenna Mechalas, Pennsylvania Capital-Star | August 14, 2019

Stoneleigh Fellow Ted Corbin’s Healing Hurt People program is featured as one of the essential public health programs offered by Hahnemann University Hospital.

Two days after a successful 10-year agreement between UPMC and Highmark in Pittsburgh, tragedy struck in Philadelphia when Hahnemann University Hospital announced its decision to close by September.

With only weeks left to avoid a disaster for underserved Philadelphians, we cannot allow this hospital to shut down. As long as we do not have universal coverage in this country, our state leaders must advance the fight for Hahnemann’s long-term stability and increase its funding because Philadelphians vitally depend on it.

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