EXCELA building 100,000 sq ft in Unity

EXCELA building 100,000 sq ft in Unity

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Unity steals heavyweight

Greensburg, PA

#1 Jan 13, 2013
What does everyone know about EXCELA Health building 100,000 sq. ft. of space in Unity Township, off of Route 30, between Wally-World and K-Mart?

Has Unity done it again? Stolen Latrobe's thunder?

What will this mean for medical practices in downtown Latrobe?
Yep

Latrobe, PA

#2 Jan 13, 2013
It is obvious about what happens to the offices in town. I can only think of one doc who won't leave and that is old man Oscar.
UnityTwpResident

Latrobe, PA

#3 Jan 13, 2013
Unity steals heavyweight wrote:
What does everyone know about EXCELA Health building 100,000 sq. ft. of space in Unity Township, off of Route 30, between Wally-World and K-Mart?
Has Unity done it again? Stolen Latrobe's thunder?
What will this mean for medical practices in downtown Latrobe?
Yes, Unity has done it again...stolen Latrobe's thunder? Face it, Unity Twp is "booming"...Latrobe is NOT! What will this mean for medical practices in Latrobe? It puts yet another nail in the coffin!
Tami

Latrobe, PA

#4 Jan 13, 2013
Yes, Excela will break ground this year. They are combining all offices into one building...meaning downtown Latrobe offices will close, derry medical will close ..latrobe family practice will close and more and will all be moved to this new building where you have everything under one roof. you can see your dr..get xray in same building..see your specialist in same building...
UnityTwpResident

Latrobe, PA

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Tami wrote:
Yes, Excela will break ground this year. They are combining all offices into one building...meaning downtown Latrobe offices will close, derry medical will close ..latrobe family practice will close and more and will all be moved to this new building where you have everything under one roof. you can see your dr..get xray in same building..see your specialist in same building...
Sounds like a good thing to me! One stop "shopping"! Reminds me of when Greengate Mall made it's debut & all the small town stores closed...except for LaRose Style Shoppe. BTW, how does that place still stay open?!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#6 Jan 13, 2013
Tami wrote:
Yes, Excela will break ground this year. They are combining all offices into one building...meaning downtown Latrobe offices will close, derry medical will close ..latrobe family practice will close and more and will all be moved to this new building where you have everything under one roof. you can see your dr..get xray in same building..see your specialist in same building...
Convenience is the only benefit of this new building.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#7 Jan 13, 2013
Why couldn't the old falling-down eye-sore steel mill be torn down and that area be used for a medical mall?

I just read the article in the newspaper about what Latrobe needs to survive (smart growth), according to outside experts...and what happens...it takes another large step backwards.

Atta boy J.O. and our gang of little rascals. Latrobe Counil..a group of juvenile minds trying to act important.
Unity steals heavyweight

Greensburg, PA

#8 Jan 13, 2013
Redneck wrote:
Why couldn't the old falling-down eye-sore steel mill be torn down and that area be used for a medical mall?
I just read the article in the newspaper about what Latrobe needs to survive (smart growth), according to outside experts...and what happens...it takes another large step backwards.
Atta boy J.O. and our gang of little rascals. Latrobe Counil..a group of juvenile minds trying to act important.
It's very bad. Not only will the Troutman building empty out, but so will two other buildings, as well. J.O. has had his way far too long in Latrobe.

Redneck, I attended the two session Strategic Planning meeting which took place over the weekend. This MASSIVE ISSUE was given 4-minutes of talk time, while bicycle paths and walking paths were given 90-minutes of talk time.
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#9 Jan 13, 2013
Redneck wrote:
I just read the article in the newspaper about what Latrobe needs to survive (smart growth), according to outside experts...and what happens...it takes another large step backwards.
What was also refreshed in my memory, as I scanned a hard-copy of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan for Latrobe is that the Armory was supposed to be revitalized, yet the Latrobe Foundation bought it, tore it down, and -- worked against the Comprehensive Plan's directives to give it attention!

-----How does someone get to work against the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, I ask?

-----Did the City Planning agency hired to do the plan consist of imbeciles who know nothing about historic preservation?

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jan 13, 2013
Redneck wrote:
Why couldn't the old falling-down eye-sore steel mill be torn down and that area be used for a medical mall?

I just read the article in the newspaper about what Latrobe needs to survive (smart growth), according to outside experts...and what happens...it takes another large step backwards.

Atta boy J.O. and our gang of little rascals. Latrobe Counil..a group of juvenile minds trying to act important.
(I never know whether I'm addressing the real Redneck or whomever in this blasted forum which requires no registration. This post sounds less intelligent than the usual from Redneck. In any case...)

Location, location, location. There's no advantage to a health care provider to have medical offices within the town of Latrobe. Just like businesses such as Walmart, Giant Eagle and Sharky's, health care providers today face stiff competition and visibility is key.

When the old Standard Steel is torn down (in whole or in part) Latrobe would do well to promote the building of modern housing in its place. I'm not sure, though, what would compel Lehigh to tear that facility down, especially if it requires any type of waste cleanup before the property can be repurposeed.

I have no idea what people like Okonak, the mayor, or members of city council are supposed to do about decisions made outside the community, even if they have a profound effect on the town. They have no leverage, and little power to influence a business decision like this one.
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#11 Jan 13, 2013
Jim Moz wrote:
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(I never know whether I'm addressing the real Redneck or whomever in this blasted forum which requires no registration. This post sounds less intelligent than the usual from Redneck. In any case...)
Location, location, location. There's no advantage to a health care provider to have medical offices within the town of Latrobe. Just like businesses such as Walmart, Giant Eagle and Sharky's, health care providers today face stiff competition and visibility is key.
When the old Standard Steel is torn down (in whole or in part) Latrobe would do well to promote the building of modern housing in its place. I'm not sure, though, what would compel Lehigh to tear that facility down, especially if it requires any type of waste cleanup before the property can be repurposeed.
I have no idea what people like Okonak, the mayor, or members of city council are supposed to do about decisions made outside the community, even if they have a profound effect on the town. They have no leverage, and little power to influence a business decision like this one.
I totally disagree with you. The current City Council, the Mayor, and Latrobe's "god" have everything to do with who and what comes to downtown. However, they see themselves as helpless,(just as you do), and that's 100% of the problem.
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#12 Jan 13, 2013
Jim Moz wrote:
<quoted text>
(I never know whether I'm addressing the real Redneck or whomever in this blasted forum which requires no registration. This post sounds less intelligent than the usual from Redneck. In any case...)
Location, location, location. There's no advantage to a health care provider to have medical offices within the town of Latrobe. Just like businesses such as Walmart, Giant Eagle and Sharky's, health care providers today face stiff competition and visibility is key.
When the old Standard Steel is torn down (in whole or in part) Latrobe would do well to promote the building of modern housing in its place. I'm not sure, though, what would compel Lehigh to tear that facility down, especially if it requires any type of waste cleanup before the property can be repurposeed.
I have no idea what people like Okonak, the mayor, or members of city council are supposed to do about decisions made outside the community, even if they have a profound effect on the town. They have no leverage, and little power to influence a business decision like this one.
Moreover, every time Latrobe's "god" makes a move to "help" little Latrobe he increase the value of his fund, which is -- his primary job!

Since: Jan 11

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#13 Jan 13, 2013
Example: If Latrobe Steel announced tomorrow that they were completely shutting down their facilities in Latrobe, do you think _anyone_ in Latrobe could sway that decision? Do you think they'd be consulted or even informed of the decision before the announcement?

No.

And then go look at Jeannette and the old glass works and you'll see what you might expect of shuttered industrial facilities in a dried up SWPA town. It could easily sit unused for 30 years, no matter what the city, county or state tries to do.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#14 Jan 13, 2013
Jim Moz wrote:
<quoted text>
(I never know whether I'm addressing the real Redneck or whomever in this blasted forum which requires no registration. This post sounds less intelligent than the usual from Redneck. In any case...)
Location, location, location. There's no advantage to a health care provider to have medical offices within the town of Latrobe. Just like businesses such as Walmart, Giant Eagle and Sharky's, health care providers today face stiff competition and visibility is key.
When the old Standard Steel is torn down (in whole or in part) Latrobe would do well to promote the building of modern housing in its place. I'm not sure, though, what would compel Lehigh to tear that facility down, especially if it requires any type of waste cleanup before the property can be repurposeed.
I have no idea what people like Okonak, the mayor, or members of city council are supposed to do about decisions made outside the community, even if they have a profound effect on the town. They have no leverage, and little power to influence a business decision like this one.
It was the real Redneck that posted the comment… I agree that just tearing the old steel-mill building down would be the start of an expensive undertaking due to the types of material and waste products needing disposed of correctly and legally. However, I’m not so sure the location would be that bad considering the number of patients already using the current medical offices and the proximity of the high-rise apartments on Jefferson St that house a lot of elderly and handicapped.

But even all of that seems wasteful when we already have a hospital that can do all the procedures and services that the “Medical Mall” will do. Why build a complex out of town? It is decisions like this that makes one think there is money being funneled into the pockets of a few “chosen” at the expense of everyone else in the area. Maybe “medical malls” are the rage in areas that didn’t have local hospitals or established community physician offices already in place. Is this just another instance of “monkey see-monkey do” that doesn’t fit the occasion? IMHO…decisions made by Excela Health in the past like moving the OB wing, remodeling the ER how many times, bringing in a brand new neural unit and then understaffing it, and herald the presence of a cardiac unit that can do some diagnostic procedures but can’t follow through if there is a problem detected. They fire key personnel only to rehire others in their place with assistants. They have a ridiculous number of VPs for such a small organization and not enough employees to cover critical areas.

There is no oversight on the malfeasance and corruption that seems to embroil this health care system. The “medical mall” is the next in a long line of wasted money, denigrated services, and profiteering that is only justified by an aggressively funded PR campaign. Where is the common sense and practicality? Where is their integrity?
Andy Andrews

Latrobe, PA

#15 Jan 13, 2013
You are exactly correct Jimmy Moz. If I owned the plant and/or the property, nobody...yes nobody is going to tell me what I can or cannot do. Jeannette is a great example. Will we have another Monsour Hospital property on Second Avenue ???? Very good question, isn't it.
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#16 Jan 13, 2013
Jim Moz wrote:
Example: If Latrobe Steel announced tomorrow that they were completely shutting down their facilities in Latrobe, do you think _anyone_ in Latrobe could sway that decision? Do you think they'd be consulted or even informed of the decision before the announcement?
No.
And then go look at Jeannette and the old glass works and you'll see what you might expect of shuttered industrial facilities in a dried up SWPA town. It could easily sit unused for 30 years, no matter what the city, county or state tries to do.
Wrong, and especially according to the presenter Friday night, Tom Hylton, because Code Enforcement is the key -- and what have I been harping on for more than two years now? Codes and Code Enforcement.
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#17 Jan 13, 2013
Andy Andrews wrote:
You are exactly correct Jimmy Moz. If I owned the plant and/or the property, nobody...yes nobody is going to tell me what I can or cannot do. Jeannette is a great example. Will we have another Monsour Hospital property on Second Avenue ???? Very good question, isn't it.
You are exactly wrong, Andy Andrews...
Disposed of 2010 Plan

Greensburg, PA

#18 Jan 13, 2013
Redneck wrote:
<quoted text>
It was the real Redneck that posted the comment… I agree that just tearing the old steel-mill building down would be the start of an expensive undertaking due to the types of material and waste products needing disposed of correctly and legally. However, I’m not so sure the location would be that bad considering the number of patients already using the current medical offices and the proximity of the high-rise apartments on Jefferson St that house a lot of elderly and handicapped.
But even all of that seems wasteful when we already have a hospital that can do all the procedures and services that the “Medical Mall” will do. Why build a complex out of town? It is decisions like this that makes one think there is money being funneled into the pockets of a few “chosen” at the expense of everyone else in the area. Maybe “medical malls” are the rage in areas that didn’t have local hospitals or established community physician offices already in place. Is this just another instance of “monkey see-monkey do” that doesn’t fit the occasion? IMHO…decisions made by Excela Health in the past like moving the OB wing, remodeling the ER how many times, bringing in a brand new neural unit and then understaffing it, and herald the presence of a cardiac unit that can do some diagnostic procedures but can’t follow through if there is a problem detected. They fire key personnel only to rehire others in their place with assistants. They have a ridiculous number of VPs for such a small organization and not enough employees to cover critical areas.
There is no oversight on the malfeasance and corruption that seems to embroil this health care system. The “medical mall” is the next in a long line of wasted money, denigrated services, and profiteering that is only justified by an aggressively funded PR campaign. Where is the common sense and practicality? Where is their integrity?
Redneck, you get it, totally...

Since: Jan 11

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#19 Jan 13, 2013
I don't even understand what argument is being made here. They're purposely wasting money, apparently due to some unexplained internal corruption, and at the same time they're profiteering.

Since: Jan 11

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#20 Jan 13, 2013
Will this completely empty out the old Troutman's building?

What do you think will be done with it before it's torn down? Indoor flea market, maybe?

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