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Welcome to the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation

With a history of more than 20 years of assuring that Excela Health Latrobe Hospital reaches its goals, the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation (LAHCF) continues its good works to fulfill its mission. Through the years, we have sought to reinforce financial stability of the hospital and foster the education of health care professionals at varied levels.  In short, the dawn of new ideas springs from careful reflection on what is best for the communities we serve.  One shining example of community support fostering the healthcare needs of the community was recognized at the opening of Excela Square at Latrobe.  Here, emeritus and founding LAHCF member Sandra Mellon was recognized for her contributions to this project and more.  Shown above from left at the opening:  Albert J. Novak, MPM, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Excela Health Foundations; Sharon P. Smith, PhD, Chair, Excela Health Board of Trustees; Sandra Mellon, and Thomas P. Gessner, MD, Chair, LAHCF.

We invite you to peruse our pages and learn how you can help in the continuation of high quality health care provision for our communities.  For your generosity, we are most grateful.

Our Priorities

  • Community Health and Wellness Education
  • Patient Care Enhancements
  • Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives
  • Professional Development
  • Student Scholarships
  • The Excela Health Latrobe Family Medicine Residency Program

Where Your Money Goes:

The most recent funding allocations from the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation key on seven areas of support.  A few examples of past projects supported include:

  • Patient Enhancements
    Including Compassionate Companions Volunteer Program and digital portable x-ray units for bedside radiology exams, to name a few.

  • Professional Development
    For Nursing and Home Care/Hospice

  • Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives
    For the purchase of an electrocardiogram machine for the Emergency Department, IV ultrasound machine and a Glidescope.

  • Student Scholarships
    For high school students pursuing nursing and Excela Health staff pursing advanced practice health care degrees.

  • Community Health and Wellness Education
    For the Diabetes Prevention Program (Community Health Needs Assessment) and the Golden Hour Heart Fair for high school students.

  • Family Medicine Residency
    Construction of new residency location at Excela Square at Latrobe; subscriptions and text books.


To contact the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, call 724-537-1925 or visit