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Drexel Sues To Block Threatened Closure Of Hahnemann University Hospital

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by Harold Brubaker

Drexel University has filed a lawsuit to block the owner of Hahnemann University Hospital from closing the Center City institution, arguing that the closure would violate Drexel’s academic agreement with Hahnemann to train medical students and residents there and “greatly disrupt the health and medical community in Philadelphia.”

The suit, filed Friday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, also seeks to recover $13 million Drexel said it is owed for services by its physicians at Hahnemann and excoriated the management style of Joel Freedman, who controls Hahnemann and its parent, American Academic Health System LLC, through a trust he established for his family.

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