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Excela Health
Type Private (not-for-profit)
Founded July 2004
Headquarters Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Area served Western Pennsylvania
Key people Robert Rogalski, Transition CEO Sam Raneri, VP, Business Development/Chief Strategy Officer
Industry Medical
Products hospitals

medical equipment company

physicians offices

Excela Health is a not-for-profit health organization that includes three licensed, acute care hospitals, two free-standing outpatient surgery centers, home care and hospice, physician practices, a durable medical equipment company and other facilities and services. Formally incorporated in 2004, Excela Health is governed by a single Board of Trustees. Its headquarters is located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Under the medical supervision of one medical staff, Excela Health offers traditional inpatient care on campuses in Greensburg, Jeannette, Latrobe and Mount Pleasant, along with outpatient treatment and specialty services to rank as the region's third largest health care network.[citation needed]

Excela Health is the sole provider of health care in Westmoreland County, one of the largest counties in the state of Pennsylvania. Employing 4,800 employees and credentialing 800 physicians and allied health professionals in 35 specialties, Excela Health also serves parts of Fayette and Indiana counties.

A not-for-profit system, Excela Health is committed to a distributed delivery system to assure community access to vital acute care services and emergent care. Highly specialized services such as invasive cardiology (6,000+ procedures in fiscal year 2008), neurosciences, maternity care (1,750 babies annually on average) and cancer care (highest patient volume outside of Pittsburgh) are coordinated under the Center of Excellence model and anchored within one of the three hospitals. The Jeannette campus of Westmoreland Hospital houses the area's only hospital-based inpatient hospice unit.

Three charitable foundations exist to benefit the clinical and operational needs of Excela Health's hospitals and affiliated health care services. They include the Frick/Westmoreland Hospital Foundation with its two branches - the Frick Hospital Foundation and the Westmoreland Hospital Foundation - and the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation.


Health facilities


Frick Hospital

A 102 licensed-bed hospital located in Mount Pleasant, offers services including general acute care, surgical services, award-winning emergency services, a sleep center, rehabilitation services and more. In addition to modem operating rooms and needed support functions, there is a short procedure unit for minor outpatient surgeries. The hospital's Women's Care Services offer a range of breast health services and bone density scanning. The Outpatient Services Center features a centralized outpatient registration area with quick, convenient patient registration surrounded by a variety of outpatient testing areas and services, drawing together nuclear medicine, pulmonary function lab, stress lab, EKG, EEG, echo cardiography, x-ray, ultrasound and mammography for a "one-stop" shop.

Latrobe Hospital

Located in the eastern section of Westmoreland County, Latrobe Hospital offers acute, surgical and specialized services. A 196 licensed bed hospital, Latrobe features gynecological services, mammography, bone density services, and childbirth/outreach education. Extensive cardiac diagnostic testing and treatment abound with a cardiac rehabilitation program available for post surgery patients. The hospital also features a sleep center; diabetes center and endocrine clinic; outpatient surgery and short procedure suites; emergency services; wellness programs and more. Home to Excela Health's child and adolescent inpatient unit, Latrobe Hospital also offers child and adolescent outpatient services as part of a Behavioral Health Services program. It is also home to Excela Health's geriatric assessment service, and is the site of the health system's Center for Neurosciences. A Family Medicine Residency Program at Latrobe Hospital, affiliated with the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, allows physicians hands-on experience flexible enough to prepare them for rural, suburban or urban medical practice.

Family Medicine Residency

At Excela Health Latrobe Hospital a dually accredited (ACGME and AOA) unopposed Family Medicine Residency program exists. The program was founded in 1974 in response to a community need for family physicians. Each class graduates a total of 6 physicians. A Benefit of the program include subsidized housing across the street from the hospital. One unique feature of the program are during the entirety of a resident's training, they are assigned to one of three community health centers, each staffed with two residents from each class, and at least three family medicine faculty. This ensures excellent continuity of care and it gives residents "real office" experience so they are prepared for any type of practice that they may choose to enter following graduation.[citation needed]

Westmoreland Hospital

Westmoreland Hospital, located in central Westmoreland County, is a full service, acute care hospital and regional referral center with 316 licensed beds. The Family Additions Maternity Center offers maternity care in a home-like atmosphere featuring labor-delivery-recovery suites (LDRs) with operating suites for Cesarean or high risk births, and a Special Care (Level II) Nursery. There are also services for women planning or considering pregnancy and gynecological services. Behavioral Health Services feature an adult inpatient unit as well as outpatient services for adults. Additionally, the Westmoreland campus offers a breast health center; outpatient services including the SurgiCenter at Westmoreland and the Short Stay Surgery unit; sleep center; diabetes services and endocrine clinic; digestive disorders center; pain center; fixed site and open MRI units; a large critical care unit with an intensivist program (offering 24 hour a day, in-house physician specialist coverage in the critical care areas), and emergency care. It is also home to the interventional Center for Cardiovascular Medicine encompassing cardiac catheterization labs, electrophysiology labs and open heart surgery.

Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette

With 113 licensed beds, the Jeannette campus is part of Westmoreland Hospital located near the western corridor of Westmoreland County. Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette offers medical and surgical services, diagnostics and imaging as well as emergency care. Located within the hospital is the new Hospice Center, an inpatient hospice unit that is part of Excela Health Home Care and Hospice's continuum of care, when a patient needs more symptom management to remain comfortable in hospice care. The hospital's Norwin Medical Commons houses the SurgiCenter at Norwin Medical Commons featuring same day surgery in state-of-the art surgical suites; a diagnostic imaging and testing center called QuikDRAW Plus and a Barclay Rehabilitation Services outpatient site for physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Excela Health affiliates

  • Diversified Services: Includes Physician Billing/Transcription and Diversified Collections
  • MedCare Equipment Company, a partnership among Excela Health, Conemaugh Health System and Heritage Valley Health System
  • Consolidated Supply Chain Services, a group purchasing company between Excela Health and Heritage Valley Health System
  • Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
  • SurgiCenter at Ligonier
  • Ligonier Valley Ambulance Services
  • Excela Health Physician Practices: Behavioral Health, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Occupational Medicine, Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine.

School of Anesthesia

The Excela Health School of Anesthesia is a 27-½ month program in Nurse Anesthesia. The school of anesthesia in conjunction with Saint Vincent College in Latrobe offers a Master’s Degree in Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia. Graduates of the school are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Schools. We currently have 18 clinical affiliation sites in the tri-state area. A doctorate program is collaboration with Saint Vincent College is also planned.



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