Ashley Padula has been a nurse at the hospital for five years. She says the announcement that the place would close was a big blow and she may be changing her career path.
"Probably won't work in bedside nursing anymore," she said. "Probably do like homecare or something, and I know a lot of people are considering changes like that."
Nurse Julia Guzzi said, "They're taking our job, they're taking our hospital. We just don't understand what to do. We need help."
Nurse Jenna Mechalas is also concerned about her career, but she said she wanted to focus on those who rely on Hahnemann for their care.
"I'm scared, obviously, for my patients but also my co-workers. I've had co-workers work there for 40 plus years and I don't know how they're gonna adjust to a new environment," she said.
"We have patients who are plagued by chronic disease, opioid abuse and also mental illness. So, I don’t know how the city is going to absorb our patients."
The protesters gave credit to the state health department for stepping in to, at least buy time. And, whatever happens next, this worker named Selena says they have to stick together.