New version of medical center will have everything of a regular hospital, except for an emergency room.
A closed hospital is getting a new life as part of a major development in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.
Just about a year ago, Northeastern Hospital was converted into an ambulatory care center when Temple University officials decided it was losing too much money. State Representative Mike O’Brien says a deal has been struck with a private developer to buy the facility and bring back most of the medical services the hospital provided.
“The only thing it will lack is an emergency room, but there will be same-day ambulatory care available.”
State Senator Mike Stack says there will also be development of an adjacient parcel to the hospital, which is good for the neighborhood.
“So you are going to have the commercial impact you’re going to have folks who are going to have good retail available there’s going to be residential property where people can come and live in the neighborhood.”
Developer Haskell Acquisitions expects to close on the property in 30 days and will seek private investors.