Hahnemann University Hospital Closure

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2019

Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing on or before September 6, 2019. The Pennsylvania Medical Society and component county medical societies understand that this is a blow to the medical community and the residents they serve. We will continue to update this page with resources and information in an effort to assist physicians and residents during this difficult time.


What is the role of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)?

On July 2, 2019, ACGME issued a news release on its activities relating to the hospital closure. You can find it here.

Have Pennsylvania-based programs made residency slots available?

Here are links to programs that have indicated that they are making residency slots available: 

Does PAMED have mental health resources for physicians or residents struggling with stress and anxiety?

Yes, the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society has a Physician’s Health Program. They can be reached at (866) 747-2255 or php-foundation@pamedsoc.org

How will physicians and residents obtain their records after Hahnemann Hospital closes?

The Federation of State Licensing Boards will maintain records of closed programs and has reached out to Hahnemann Hospital leadership with information about their processes.  If Hahnemann Hospital chooses to use their processes, they will electronically store the training records data using the appropriate VGMET format plus any Unusual Circumstances information for any physician they choose to send.

To learn more, go here: https://www.fsmb.org/closed-programs/gme-closed-programs-faqs/

As PAMED learns more about this and any other processes, we’ll update it here.

Are there Philadelphia-area attorneys willing to provide legal advice and services to those affected by the hospital’s closure?

Karen Davidson, Esq.
Law Offices of Karen E. Davidson, LLC
33 Rock Hill Road, Suite 210, Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004

Maureen McBride, Esq.
Lamb McErlane, P.C.
24 E. Market Street, West Chester, PA  19381

Marleen Shields, Esq.
Fitzpatrick, Lentz, and Bubba, P.C.
4001 Schoolhouse Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034
Administrative Assistant:  Heather Long, ext. 392
610-797-9000, ext. 376

Rafael M. Villalobos, Jr., Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Two Liberty Place, 50 S. 16th Street, Suite 3200, Philadelphia, Pa 19102-3807

How can I reach out to my local county medical society?

You can contact these county medical societies in the Philadelphia region using the telephone numbers below:

  • Philadelphia County Medical Society – (215) 563-5343
  • Delaware County Medical Society – (610) 892-7750
  • Montgomery County Medical Society – (866) 442-2364
  • Bucks County Medical Society – (866) 855-7664
  • Chester County Medical Society – (610) 827-1543


The webpage is intended to be a resource for physicians. PAMED is not collecting payment from the attorneys or firms included on the site. PAMED’s inclusion of the contact information will not constitute PAMED’s endorsement of any of the services the attorney or law firm may provide.  PAMED will make no representation, guarantee or warrantee (express or implied) as to the legal services provide by any of the attorneys or firms listed on the site. PAMED is not a third-party to any agreement formed and will not pay for any of the services received as a result of the information provided on this site. 

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