Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement

Located in the eastern section of Westmoreland County and on the north side of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Latrobe Hospital has 188 inpatient beds. It also has a ten-bed behavioral health unit. A variety of outpatient services, including a sleep disorders center, are at this hospital. The hospital has a number of buildings on site, including its Occupational Medicine building, at 121 W. 2nd Street. Latrobe is owned by Excela Health.[1]

Latrobe was founded in 1907 and is today considered to be a teaching hospital. In 1974 a family medicine residency program was started there. It is affiliated with the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.[2][3]

Latrobe Hospital rating data[edit]

The HealthGrades website contains the latest quality data for Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, as of 2015. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades are presented: quality ratings for twenty-four inpatient conditions and procedures, eleven patient safety indicators, percentage of patients giving the hospital a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings).

For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For this hospital the data for this category is:

  • Worse than expected - 6
  • As expected - 10
  • Better than expected - 8

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital safety indicators were rated as:

  • Worse than expected - 1
  • As expected -11
  • Better than expected - 2

Data for patients giving this hospital a 9 or 10 are:

  • Patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 69%
  • Patients rating hospitals as a 9 or 10 nationally - 69%[4]


  1. ^U.S. News & World Report website, at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/excela-latrobe-hospital-6231160 .
  2. ^Bloomberg Business website, at https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4269417 .
  3. ^Loriann Hoff Oberlin, Jenn Phillips, Evan M. Pattak and Michele Margittai, Insiders' Guide to Pittsburgh, 4th edition (Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2008), pp. 396-7.
  4. ^HealthGrades website, at http://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/excela-health-latrobe-hospital-hgst776ae6a6390219 .

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.

Excela Health is the sole provider of health care in Westmoreland County. It employs 4,800 employees and credentials 800 physicians and allied health professionals. It also serves parts of Fayette and Indiana counties.

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

Health facilities[edit]

Frick Hospital[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

Main article: 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 mammography, bone density services . Extensive cardiac diagnostic testing and treatment abound with a cardiac rehabilitation program available for post surgery patients. The hospital also features a state of the art newly renovated emergency department, 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 does not offer child and adolescent health services. 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.

Westmoreland Hospital[edit]

Main article: Westmoreland Hospital

Westmoreland Hospital, located in central Westmoreland County, is a full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center with 364 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.


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