Important information for our members

Hahnemann University Hospital Closure

Hahnemann University Hospital (Hahnemann) has formally notified Independence Blue Cross (Independence) that its hospital and affiliated physicians, including its employed physicians, will cease operations on or around September 6, 2019. Hahnemann also informed us that it will begin winding down its inpatient and outpatient treatment services immediately and that it will be working on a comprehensive closure plan with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia.

What does the Hahnemann closure mean for Independence members?

Hahnemann and its affiliated physicians are part of the Independence network. When Hahnemann closes, members in the care of Hahnemann affiliated physicians may follow their physicians to new participating practice locations. If their physicians leave the area or choose not to participate with Independence, members may need to select a new physician.

Our members’ health and the health of the community are our top priorities. We’re here to help members find options for care in our network if needed. For additional information, please see the following questions and answers documents:
Commercial Member FAQs
Medicare Member FAQs

Where can Independence members get more information about the potential effects of the Hahnemann closure?

Members with questions can call our customer service team at the number on the back of their member ID card or visit Hahnemann's website. As we learn more about the situation, we’ll post updates on this site. In the meantime, we encourage members who are currently scheduled for or receiving care at Hahnemann to talk with their doctors. Doctors who are caring for our members are in the best position to answer questions about current and future care plans.

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