While Excela Health executives, staff, donors, community partners, and the design and construction team looked on, the last steel beam was hoisted into place on the new Excela Square structure in Latrobe. The ceremony, held on Thursday morning, November 17, marked a major milestone for Excela Health, making the symbolic completion of the structural steel phase of the building, which remains on schedule to open its doors in January 2018.

The new building will further expand Excela Health’s presence in Westmoreland County, offering a “one-stop” facility for their patients.

“What is the best thing we could do for our patients? We wanted them to be able to easily come in and receive the care they need that day. From seeing a Primary Care Physician to an Orthopedic Specialist, if needed. All in one day,” Excela Health CEO, Robert J. Rogalski, Esq. said. “We’re offering the tools patients need to stay in the community.”

The Unity center will serve as an extension of Excela’s Latrobe Hospital and will bring many primary care physicians in Excela’s family next door to specialty providers.

“It is exciting to be a part of the construction of this large facility for Excela Health, who’s been a great healthcare partner in our region,” said Angelo Martini, Jr., COO of A. Martini & Co. “This is a huge milestone for this project and our team has done an excellent job finalizing the erection of 500 tons of steel. We’re excited to begin working on the interior so that Excela can ‘get their nervous system and brains in there’ as Mr. Rogalski said this morning.”

The groundbreaking ceremony for this project was held nearly six months ago, May 18, and since, the 29-acre project site along Route 30 has seen much transformation. For more details on the Excela Square project, visit: http://amartinigc.com/project/excela-square-at-latrobe-in-unity-township/ and be sure to follow A. Martini & Co. on Facebook to see photographs as the project progresses towards completion.