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Coalition of Regional Academic Health Organizations wins bid for Hahnemann Residency Program

August 9, 2019 News Releases

Christiana Care, Cooper, Einstein, Jefferson, Main Line and Temple join together to preserve physician education and patient care

Philadelphia, Pa. – Six mission-driven, nonprofit academic health organizations across Greater Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley won a collective bid for the physician residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

The move ensures access to patient care services—especially for the underserved—and stabilizes the education of hundreds of residents who will be the region’s health care providers of the future.

The bid also unites the majority of institutions—Christiana Care Health System, Cooper University Health Care, Einstein Healthcare Network, Jefferson Health, Main Line Health and Temple Health—that are absorbing the patients, residents and employees displaced by the Hahnemann closure with a shared vision of doing what’s right for the community.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court will review the bid during a hearing scheduled for August 19. Closing of the transaction is dependent upon certain regulatory approvals. Should the court approve, the transaction will provide vital medical malpractice insurance for displaced residents, which will protect them from personal liability.

The coalition has been working tirelessly since last month to assist in what’s been called a medical crisis for the Philadelphia region by:

  • Offering positions to 384 of approximately 570 orphaned residents
  • Holding job fairs for nurses, physicians and other allied health professionals
  • Expediting credentialing processes for displaced physicians and other care providers
  • Increasing staffing across sites of care to ensure safe and effective care delivery

Furthermore, the coalition is open to discussions with a partner to discuss ways of providing care at Hahnemann or St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, which are owned by parent company Philadelphia Academic Health System. The coalition also looks forward to the collaborative and strong relationship it has with Drexel University.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

Contact

Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist
Office: 484.580.1028
Cell: 610.308.6675
coghlanm@mlhs.org