Christiana Care Health System is one of six mission-driven, nonprofit academic health organizations across the Delaware Valley that won a collective bid for the physician residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Closing of the transaction is dependent upon certain regulatory approvals.
The move ensures access to patient care services — especially for underserved populations — and stabilizes the education of hundreds of residents who will be the region’s health care providers of the future.
“We are committed to anticipating the needs of others and helping with compassion and generosity,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of Christiana Care.
“With more than 100 years of experience in post-graduate medical education, Christiana Care Health System offers an unmatched learning experience with 18 nationally recognized residency programs,” she said. “Serving together, Christiana Care and our academic health partners can create and retain extraordinary medical talent in our region.”
The bid unites the majority of institutions — Christiana Care, Cooper University Health Care, Einstein Healthcare Network, Jefferson Health, Main Line Health and Temple Health — that are absorbing the patients, residents and employees displaced by the Hahnemann closure with a shared vision of doing what’s right for the community.
Hahnemann University Hospital announced in June that it was filing for bankruptcy and would be closing its doors in late August or September. At the time of the announcement, an estimated 570 residents trained there.
“Our focus is on education, on patient care, on being part of the community and taking care of our community,” said Neil Jasani, M.D., MBA, FACEP, chief people officer at Christiana Care. “Our nationally recognized training programs are led by extraordinary faculty who attract residents from all over the country. Here, we prepare future generations of caregivers with support, experience and innovation.”