Advancing our Legacy of health

19th century merchant and banker, Moses Taylor, donated $250,000 to build a hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania to benefit iron and coal workers and workers of the DL&W Railroad. Moses Taylor Hospital opened October 1, 1892, operating as a nonprofit health system on Quincy Avenue in Scranton’s Hill section, dedicated to treating injured miners and railroaders. A few years later, the hospital also began treating workers’ families, and eventually expanded its mission to serve the broader community as well.

January 1, 2012–120 years after opening its doors – Moses Taylor Health Care System and its assets were sold to Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tennessee. The net proceeds from the sale accrued to the Moses Taylor Foundation to be a catalyst in continuing the philanthropic legacy of Moses Taylor to promote the health and wellbeing of the people of Northeast Pennsylvania, particularly the most vulnerable.


The mission of Moses Taylor Foundation is to improve the health of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Moses Taylor Foundation is a catalyst in continuing the philanthropic legacy of Moses Taylor by providing opportunities for people in Northeast Pennsylvania, especially the most vulnerable, to lead healthy lives.


We embrace these values for ourselves and for the communities that we serve:

  • Honor our history by operating with compassion, respect, and dignity
  • Ethics, integrity, and trust
  • Stewardship, transparency, and accountability
  • Courage, open-mindedness, and diversity
  • Informed decision-making and fairness
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