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FSMB Takes Custody of Hahnemann Hospital Residency Training Records

Analysis  |  By John Commins  
   August 29, 2019

The financially troubled 496-bed teaching hospital in Philadelphia shutters on September 6.

 The Federation of State Medical Boards FSMB will make the records available to physicians after the records have been collected and catalogued.

The Federation of State Medical Boards will take custody of physician training records at Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital before the financially troubled 496-bed teaching hospital shutters on September 6.

"Effective August 26, the FSMB has become the central repository and primary source for all graduate medical education records of residents and fellows who completed training at HUH after 1990," FSMB said in a media release. "In some cases, earlier records may also be available."

FSMB said it will make the records available to physicians after the records have been collected and catalogued, and will be accessible through the federations  Closed GME Prorgrams service.

Current or former residents and fellows who need instructions on how to obtain their training records should send a request with current contact information to hahnemann@fsmb.org.

The transfer of medical training records to the FSMB is a standard practice when residency program close. FSMB will permanently store the records and will become the primary source for information about residents who trained at the hospital for future uses, such as state medical licensure applications and hospital/health care privileges, FSMB said.

Hahnemann University Hospital, which had served the city for more than 170 years, declared bankruptcy in June, citing "financial difficulties," and discharged its last patient in late July. A group of six Philadelphia-area health systems won the Aug. 8 at auction for $55 million, topping bids by Tower Health and KPC, which operates seven hospitals in Southern California.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier this month that California-based KPC Global, which lost in the Aug. 8 auction, would up its bid to $60 million if bidding were reopened.  

John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

Photo credit: Ramon Malave Photography / Shutterstock.com


KEY TAKEAWAYS

The transfer of medical training records to the FSMB is a standard practice when residency program close.

FSMB will permanently store the records and will become the primary source for information about residents who trained at the hospital

The records available to physicians after the records have been collected and catalogued, and will be accessible through the federations Closed GME Prorgrams service.


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