History of NPHS continued
May 1992, the Board of Directors of NPHS dismissed senior management
and entered into a five-month agreement with Mercy Health System
(Mercy) to provide an interim management team to assess and
stabilize the Hospitals operations. Thereafter, the agreement with Mercy was renewed and expanded
to provide for full management and has been extended until June 30,
an operational perspective, Mercy found that NPHS had attempted to
function largely as two hospitals with substantial duplication of
services, and programmatic gaps. As a result, a reconfiguration of services was undertaken
which consolidated behavioral health programs at GMC and
medical-surgical programs at SJH.
The program included the closing of the GMCs emergency
room, operating room suite and critical care units as well as the
downsizing and centralization of all clinical ancillary departments.
is the predominant economic institution in its community.
NPHS employs over 1,600 individuals, over 80% of whom live in
the City of Philadelphia and 40% of whom live in North Philadelphia.
NPHS is a vital element in the North Central Philadelphia
Empowerment Zone as designated and funded by the Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
NPHS is an active participant in the implementation of
Empowerment Zone programs.