Hahnemann to transfer neurosurgery, orthopedic residents and fellows to Tower Health

Written by Alan Condon | July 10, 2019 | Print  |

Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia plans to transfer most of its residency and fellowship programs from Hahnemann/Drexel University College of Medicine — including orthopedics and neurosurgery — to West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Three insights:

1. The hospital is struggling with debt and preparing for a September close. Last week it decommissioned its position as a Level 1 and Level 2 trauma center.

2. Tower health released a statement offering to continue the training of as many residents and fellows as possible as well as provide lease and job placement assistance for spouses and significant others.

3. If the deal — which is subject to approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Court — goes ahead, the six-hospital health system would see a seismic shift in its physician training program. It has 188 residents and provides a third of the residency programs as Hahnemann does.

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