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Department of Health Places Temporary Manager at Hahnemann Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Philadelphia, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced Pennsylvania Academic Health System (PAHS) has voluntarily agreed to the placement of a temporary manager at the two hospitals it owns in Philadelphia — Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Children Hospital.

“Placing a temporary manager allows the department to immediately access information regarding the needs of patients and staff at both locations,” Dr. Levine said. “In working with PAHS officials to agree to a temporary manager, it allows us to ensure this process continues smoothly. Public health and safety is and always will be the department’s number one priority as we work to ensure the needs of southeastern Pennsylvanians are met.”

The temporary manager, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, will remain in place until the department determines it is no longer necessary.

The cease and desist order remains in place at this time.

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