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Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation

Welcome to the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation

For more than 25 years the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation has supported the essential life-saving work at Latrobe Area Hospital. As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities that Latrobe Area Hospital serves, the Charitable Foundation provides important and impactful financial support by funding new and vital medical equipment, much needed hospital renovations as well as up-to-date professional and patient education.

A shining example of the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation’s commitment to serving the health care needs of the community is its investment of $500,000 to help purchase the newest model of the da Vinci Xi robot for Latrobe Area Hospital. This remarkable cutting edge technology allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures with incredible precision and accelerated recovery and comfort for the patient.

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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

In addition to the da Vinci Xi robot, the Charitable Foundation’s fundraising efforts helped to underwrite:

  • 3D Mammography Unit with stereotactic biopsy
  • Ongoing renovations of the patient floors at Latrobe Area Hospital, which includes state of the art nurse’s stations and enhanced patient rooms
  • Upgrading and modernizing the Latrobe Area Hospital Pharmacy

Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives set forth by Excela Health and the Foundation Board are also supported by the Charitable Foundation including:

  • Establishing the Excela Health Pandemic Relief Fund, securing PPE and equipment and support for staff and patients
  • Providing a new laboratory Serofuge and chair
  • Purchasing wheelchairs
  • Funding the patient care channel
  • Acquiring a state-of-the-art EKG machine and baby scale for the Latrobe Hospital Emergency Department
  • Providing new radiation robes for the Excela Health Oncology department

Community health and wellness education is another important initiative that receives funding from the Charitable Foundation including:

  • Hospital education and support, including the Neighborhood Kids Program
  • Diabetes prevention programs
  • The Healthy Habits program for local schools and the community
  • Excela Hospice, comprising bereavement books and publications, patient software and hospice support and counseling Initiatives
  • Sponsorship and support for Excela Health Home Care & Hospice, Behavioral Health, cancer and new additions fundraising events

The Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency is a dynamic thread in the fabric of our local health-care community and the Charitable Foundation is proud to help support the residents with essential medical text books.

Student scholarship applications are accepted by the Charitable Foundation for high school and college students who pursue a career in nursing and for Excela Health staff pursing advanced practice health care degrees.

Professional development, through continuing education programs, receives ongoing support from the Charitable Foundation such as equipment and supplies for the CRNA Program at Saint Vincent College.

To contact the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, call 724-537-1925 or visit LHCharitableFoundation@excelahealth.org.

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