NEPA Hospital Earns Prestigious Award for Perinatal Care


Scranton, Lackawanna County — Frank Isidori of Moosic is a proud father of two children including a son, Frankie Jr. who was just born on Sunday via cesarean section. Both of his children were delivered at Moses Taylor Hospital. As he cradled his son at the hospital Tuesday afternoon, he said the experience he and his wife Melissa had at Moses Taylor made them feel at home. “It was fantastic. Everything that we ever needed they came around, very attentive.”

Just this month, Moses Taylor became the first medical facility in the nation to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Perinatal Care – the care of mother and child before, during and shortly after birth. “You wouldn’t expect that little Moses Taylor Hospital would be the first in the nation for this prestigious award but you don’t have to go to the mecca to get very good care,” said Moses Taylor Hospital Chairman of Obstetrics Dr. Frank Kolucki, MD. Mary Sewatsky who is Moses Taylor Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer said, “We have always prided ourselves on giving the highest standard of care and in essence this validates that.”

Moses Taylor Hospital delivers more than 2,500 babies each year. It staffs neonatologists and obstetricians 24/7 with the most modern equipment at their disposal. The maternity ward features birthing suites which include prenatal care, 12 delivery rooms, two operating rooms and 26 mom and baby rooms. To earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal certification, the obstetrics department met eight rigorous requirements which staffers say should provide the community with confidence in high quality care. “They can be assured that they’re being handled with the utmost care by professionals who are highly trained and have their safety as their paramount concern,” said Moses Taylor Hospital Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Warren Shotto, RN. Obstetrician Dr. Mark Molnar, DO added, “We have the staff and we have the preparedness to take care of whatever might come through our door.” Mr. Isidori couldn’t agree more. “We’re not having any more kids that I know of but if we were to we would definitely be happy here.”

Moses Taylor Hospital will receive its Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in September.

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