In July, there was a thread discussing Moses Taylor Hospital. Based on the information presented in the August 1954 issue of Lackawanna Magazine and the discussion in the thread, one would assume that the hospital was exclusively located in Scranton. The hospital, however, had a branch located in Lackawanna, NY, adjacent to the Buffalo city line, and named Moses Taylor Hospital. A newspaper article, which I came across this week, indicates the branch was opened for service on July 25, 1904. Its main purpose was to serve the Lackawanna Steel Company plant. It was a three-story, 28-bed facility. Records show that between 1934 and 1951 4489 patients were admitted, 94,373 others were given outpatient treatment and 17,238 major and minor operations were performed. Since the hospital opened in 1904, those figures could be doubled. The article states that as endowment funds dissipated, Bethlehem Steel made up the deficit. The hospital, however, was closed in May, 1952, when Bethlehem Steel opened a clinic on the company grounds. No mention was made in the article about serving DL&W employees, but I assume they also used its services. Ronald R. Dukarm ELHS #532 ELHTS #66 rdukarm_@_adelphia.net The Erie Lackawanna Mailing List Sponsored by the ELH&TS http://www.elhts.org ------------------------------ End of EL List Daily V3 #1852 *****************************
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