WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — Judge Kevin Gross has approved the sale of Hahnemann University Hospital’s 570 residency slots to a consortium of six area hospitals for $55 million. This means the hospital can’t be sold.
An attorney for Hahnemann called that sale game changing because the money would go a long way to help the hospital pay its creditors.
The ruling came over the objection of the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which opposed the sale, saying that the residency sale was against the law and Hahnemann’s Medicare agreement can’t be transferred
The judge asked CMS and Hahnemann to try to broker an agreement Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.
The judge said there are rulings that cause a judge to lie awake at night knowing it would not be a popular decision, and this case is one of them.
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