July 7, 2019

For Immediate Release 

Press Contact:

Clarissa O’Conor
(717) 203-4097

Put People First! PA member 

Drexel medical student 

Medical students join with Put People First! PA, patients, staff, nurses, and doctors to protest the closure of Hahnemann Hospital! 

What: Philadelphia medical students, Put People First! PA, nurses, patients, and staff of Hahnemann Hospital hold vigil on Tuesday evening to unite and fight its imminent closure. 

When: Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30pm

Where: Hahnemann University Hospital, 230 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Medical students, nurses, community groups, patients, and Hahnemann staff are coming together to hold a vigil to show our solidarity and dedication to fight the closure of Hahnemann Hospital. American Academic announced they will be closing Hahnemann by the end of the summer due to insurmountable financial losses. The hospital is owned by investment banker, Joel Freedman, who will no doubt benefit from its closure. At stake is the loss of a Philadelphia safety-net hospital that serves a large population of Medicaid patients, as well as the loss of 2500-3000 jobs within the community. We will also be joined by Put People First! PA members from Lancaster, PA, who are fighting the closure of St. Joseph Hospital, owned by UPMC. 

For more information or to RSVP go to the PPF event page here.

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