From WHYY: Company closing hospital in Philadelphia files for bankruptcy protection in Delaware


The parent company of a Philadelphia hospital that began curtailing services over the weekend has filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

The Chapter 11 filing made late Sunday in Wilmington by Hahnemann University Hospital also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. 

Allen Wilen, the chief restructuring officer for Philadelphia Academic Health System LLC, says the move will facilitate a restructuring or sale of St. Christopher’s, allowing it to remain in full operation.

Gary Samms, the lawyer for the hospital was in a Philadelphia court Monday morning arguing that in a proceeding there was moot and that if the city wanted to block the hospital from closing it would have to do it in bankruptcy court.

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Hahnemann Hospital bankruptcy complicates Philadelphia’s bid to keep it open

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