Originally posted on WNEP.com:
SCRANTON — An area center for people with special needs may have found a silver lining in a hospital closure from earlier this year. St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton received an unexpected gift from a now closed hospital that used to bear the same name.
The statue of Saint Joseph has looked over thousands of patients in its lifetime. First, in the chapel of a hospital in Lackawanna County, and now it’s found a new home. Welcoming people who walk into St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton.
“That statue that was present at St. Joseph’s hospital and later Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale for so many years would be brought here to St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, is very fitting and I’m happy it found its home here,” said Sr. Mary Alice Jacquinot of the St. Joseph’s Center.
Marian Community Hospital in Carbondale which used to be called St.…
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