Moses Taylor Foundation awarded a $160,352 grant to The Wright Center for Community Health to fund significant equipment and supplies to treat and protect the region’s most vulnerable patients and to keep frontline medical personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re incredibly appreciative of the unwavering and empowering support we’ve historically received from Moses Taylor Foundation,” said Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D., chief executive officer of The Wright Center for Community Health and president of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. “During this complex global health crisis, the reiterated generosity of this valued community partner once again empowers us to sustain our mission to improve the health and welfare of our regional community.”

The Moses Taylor Foundation grant will fund essential equipment for the nonprofit’s safety-net community health centers that provide nondiscriminatory and integrated primary medical, Ryan White, dental, behavioral, addiction and recovery health services at nine practice sites throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties. The much-needed equipment funded by the Moses Taylor Foundation grant includes two military-grade medical tents with negative-pressure ventilation infrastructure to prevent virus spread amongst patients and staff, as well as Personal Protective Equipment, COVID tests, and sanitation/decontamination supplies and services.

“We welcome this opportunity to support the critical work of The Wright Center to improve the health and wellness of the communities we collectively serve,” said LaTida Smith, president and CEO of Moses Taylor Foundation. “In moments of crisis, we know time and resources are precious. We value The Wright Center’s work on behalf of families in the area, and we appreciate opportunities to support its mission-driven endeavors.”

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