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Sunday, October 20, 2013

If medical offices are moved out of Latrobe to Unity, facilities will become vacant, and that will hurt Latrobe's real estate values, said Councilman Richard Jim.

Latrobe leaders want to meet with Excela Health executives to try to persuade the health system to consider building its planned outpatient care center in the city rather than in Unity Township.
“I think they are just going entrepreneurial, and they are making decisions that are not going to help the city,” Latrobe Deputy Mayor Kenneth Baldonieri said.
Baldonieri said he talked with Excela Health Chief Executive Officer Robert Rogalski recently about the health system's plans.
“I tried to appeal to his sense of community to put the (medical) mall in town. We have to make one final appeal to their sense of community,” Baldonieri said last week.
Councilwoman Rosie Wolford said she was disappointed as well with what she called Excela's “loss of a sense of community.”

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