In Lackawanna County there are five hospitals with the three largest (Community Medical Center, Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton) located within walking distance of downtown Scranton. Each hospital provides unique services (nationally recognized for their quality) tailored to fit the needs of the greater metropolitan area. With an aging population, hospice and senior living arrangements are increasing. The numerous health care facilities provide both exceptional health care services and contribute to the economic development by maintaining and creating professional jobs focused on the well-being of Scranton and its surrounding area residents.