The ACGME invoked its Extraordinary Circumstances Policy (ACGME Policies and Procedures, Section 21.00) following the closure announcement for Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC), a participating site for ACGME-accredited residency programs.
On August 7, 2019, Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) in Wheeling, West Virginia informed its employees it would close in 60 to 90 days. OVMC is a participating site for ACGME-accredited emergency medicine and internal medicine residency programs.
The second and final tier of Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) programs will close Tuesday, August 6, 2019. More than 95 percent of residents and fellows have found new positions and most of those not yet placed have received offers.
Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) closed its first tier of GME programs July 29 and will close the second and final tier August 6. More than 95 percent of residents/fellows have found new positions and most not yet placed have received offers.
ACGME staff members continue to assist residents/fellows displaced by the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital by compiling and disseminating a list of available positions at other institutions, per the ACGME Extraordinary Circumstances Policy.
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The ACGME is assisting the residents and fellows displaced by the impending Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) closure by compiling available positions; communicating with HUH regarding ACGME policy, arranging for the timely transfer of residents/fellows; and making filings with the bankruptcy court.
On July 15, 2019, the ACGME requested that the United States Bankruptcy Court require Hahnemann University Hospital to provide for orderly and expeditious transfer of all residents and fellows to programs of their choosing. (Updated July 16, 2019.)
On July 8, 2019, the ACGME filed a response in the United States Bankruptcy Court regarding the Hahnemann University Hospital closure. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for July 16, 2019. (Updated July 11, 2019.)
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