1 Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, our three acute care facilities serve the people of Westmoreland, southern Indiana and northern Fayette Counties. As the premiere healthcare provider in the area, we know that care doesn t always mean coming to the hospital nor is it limited to treating illness and injury. Excela Health services extend across the counties and along a spectrum of care that also includes prevention and wellness, home care and hospice, outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic testing and imaging, and medical equipment and supplies. Excela Health hold true to its mission of Improving the health and well-being of every life we touch through more than 4,700 employees, 585 physicians in 35 clinical specialties, 180 allied health professionals, 19 residents and 1,000+ volunteers and auxiliary members who are the life s blood of the health system. Hospitals Excela Health consists of three hospitals and many other facilities. Each hospital boasts a proud heritage, collectively numbering 300+ years serving the community. Together, the union of these hospitals serves 420,000 people in 97 zip codes throughout Westmoreland County and parts of Fayette and Indiana Counties. Excela Westmoreland Excela Westmoreland is licensed for 364-beds and provides a full range of acute care services while serving as a regional referral center. Excela Latrobe Excela Latrobe is licensed for 188-beds and offers a variety of services, including a Neuroscience Center, Behavioral Health Services, a Comprehensive Cancer Program and the Da Vinci Surgical System. Excela Frick Frick Hospital is licensed for 102-beds and offers general acute care services, surgical services, a sleep center, rehabilitation services, outpatient services and more.
2 Other Excela Facilities & Affiliations Excela Health Medical Group - a multi-specialty physician group Rehabilitation Centers for inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speed therapy QuikDRAW and QuickDRAW Plus imaging and blood testing Excela Health Home Care and Hospice Ligonier Valley Ambulance Services Excela Health School of Anesthesia The Arnold Palmer Pavilion, a join venture with UPMC Cancer Centers Lifeline Center for Sleep Disorders, a joint venture MedCare Equipment Company, for durable medical equipment and supplies, and a joint venture with Conemaugh, Heritage Valley, Washington and Butler Health Systems, St. Clair and UPMC. Excela Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Frick/Westmoreland Hospital Foundation and the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation. Excela Health Medical Group The Excela Health Medical Group (EHMG), an expanding network of family medicine and internal medicine physicians along with physician-specialists, are located throughout Westmoreland County. Supported by Excela Hospitals, many of their sites also include other medical services such as lab, x-ray and outpatient rehabilitation. Mission Statement: The philosophy of EHMG is to provide high quality, patient focused, cost effective care in an environment that fosters teamwork, respect and compassion. Mission: EHMG will strive to be the premier regional medical group practice, to actively seek ways to demonstrate the quality of our efforts, and to act in the community s best interest in all of the markets we serve. EHMG is committed to serving as an integral part of Excela Health and its mission to provide quality health care with a compassionate and caring spirit to the residents of Westmoreland and the surrounding counties. Vision: Patients will equate quality of care to the entire group. Our long-term vision is that the patient will be happy to have any physician who is a member of the group provide care because the standard of care and the outcome will be of the highest quality. We will be successful when a patient says Any Excela Health Medical Group physician who can see me is fine. Vision accomplished by: Setting Quality standards for physicians by physicians Unifying compensation to work towards elimination of direct internal competition Work towards a fiscally responsible physician organization
3 The Need Psychiatry Recovery Principle Program Comprehensive Continuum of Services, both Hospital and Community Based Comprehensive Psychiatric Program Sees 61K Annual Outpatient Visits Opportunity for Medical Director or Staff Physician Opportunity for Growth Partial Hospitalization Program, Weekly Clozaril Clinic Programs with Minimal Physician Involvement- Crisis Response Center / School Based Student Assistance / Peer Support / Clubhouse 32-Bed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit-ALOS 6.5 Days / 12K Patient Days 1-5 Shared Call / Additional Compensation ED Sees 60K Visits Annually Hospital Employment / Full Benefits / Vacation / CME / Relocation Assistance 420K in Service Area / Not-for-Profit Health System Behavioral Health - Program Descriptions Our goal is to create an empowering environment so that individuals can begin to set their personal path to recovery, accomplish goals, and reconnect with family, friends, the community and themselves. We work with individuals to develop strategies for coping, personal growth and continuing wellness. In our recovery principled programs, we emphasize the principle of hope and avoid the language of illness. Though a blend of compassion and understanding, we focus on individual strengths and strive to help each person achieve his/her desired results. We offer a comprehensive continuum of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Adult Outpatient Clinic (Westmoreland Hospital) This is a psychiatric outpatient clinic staffed by two Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), one Licensed Psychologist, one full-time Psychiatrist and two part-time Psychiatrists. Services include individual, group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management and a Clozaril clinic. There are 22 patients scheduled for the Clozaril clinic every Thursday morning, with a total of 50 patients in the program. New Patient Inquiries have remained consistently higher than the capacity of the available resources. As a result, there is a great demand for services that will enable the practice to continue its consistent growth.
4 Child Outpatient Clinic (Latrobe Hospital) This is a psychiatric outpatient clinic that is staffed by two Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and two part-time psychiatrists. Both are board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Services include individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management. In addition to outpatient, the site also provides a licensed office-based Crisis Walk-In program. After hours crisis is handled through the Latrobe Hospital emergency department and supported by Behavioral Health inpatient staff. Outpatient Visits Hospital Based Programs Combined Behavioral Health Year OP Volume , , , , , , Note: FYTD 2014 represents Annualized Volume as of Adult Inpatient (Westmoreland Hospital) This is a 32-bed acute inpatient facility, located in a free standing behavioral health building on the campus, directly across the street from the main hospital building and consisting of two units; 15 beds on the second floor and 17 beds on the third floor. Ambulatory programs occupy the first floor and the crisis center occupies the ground floor of the same building. The ADC is 26 and the ALOS is 6.5 days. The principles of recovery embodied throughout our services account for a restraint-free inpatient program with minimal (2 in 2013) seclusions. There is a Family Physician who attends to the medically related concerns and completes the H&Ps; if medical related issues arise, the FP is called, not the psychiatrist on call. In addition, the program has three- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) on-site five days a week, an Occupational Therapist, RNs, and Behavioral Health Technicians. Child/Adolescent Inpatient (Latrobe Hospital) This is an 11-bed acute inpatient facility located on the 4 th floor of the hospital that has an ADC of 7, and an ALOS of 5.5 days. There is a Family Physician who attends to medically related concerns and completes the H&Ps; if medical related issues arise, the FB will be called, not the psychiatrist on call. In addition, the program has two- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) on-site five days a week, a Teacher, an Occupational Therapist, along with RNs and Behavioral Health Technicians.
5 Inpatient Days Combined Behavioral Health Year IP Volume , , , , , , Note: FYTD 2014 represents Annualized Volume as of Adult Acute Partial Hospital (Westmoreland Hospital) Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is located on the first floor of the behavioral health building, directly across the street from the main hospital. It is licensed for 25 patients per day; it operates two, 4-hour sessions per day. The morning session is for individuals with a mental health diagnosis only, and the afternoon session is for individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis. The ADC is 10 and the ALOS is 7.5 days. Our PHP is often used as a step down from inpatient. School Based Mental Health Program (Based at Latrobe Hospital) We operate fully functional outpatient clinics in four school districts in Westmoreland County (Derry, Latrobe, Ligonier Valley and Mt. Pleasant). The program is staffed by five- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and one part-time board certified child psychiatrist. All services, including medication management are provided within the school clinic setting. Each school site is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as satellite clinics of the Latrobe Hospital Child Outpatient Clinic. Student Assistance Program SAP (Based at Westmoreland Hospital) This program is funded by Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. SAP is a required service for all school districts in Pennsylvania. SAP is an assessment, intervention and referral service for youth, identified by the districts whose academic performance has been compromised by behavioral/emotional issues and are considered to be atrisk. Excela provides SAP services to 15 of the 17 school districts in Westmoreland County and two of the Vo-Tech centers. There are four Masters prepared SAP Liaisons on the staff, who conduct evaluations and assessments at the schools. The program is operated in collaboration with the St. Vincent College Prevention Project, which monitors fidelity to the evidence base of the SAP model. Nursing Home Support (Based at Westmoreland Hospital) This is a Community Psychiatric Nursing Home Program providing in-home/community psychiatric nursing services. The program targets priority populations (an OMHSAS designation) who would otherwise be at risk for state hospital admission, as well as serving as
6 the first point of follow-up for individuals discharged from the state hospital. There are eight RN s and two Health Aides. The program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as satellite of the Westmoreland Hospital Outpatient Clinic. Crisis Response Center CRC (Westmoreland Hospital) The CRC is located on the ground floor of the behavioral health building, across the street from the main hospital; it is the newest addition (opened March 25, 2013) to the Behavioral Health service line. It is an enhanced expansion of the office based crisis walk-in services that had previously been provided through the outpatient clinic. It was developed to provide an alternative to emergency room treatment for individuals in psychiatric crisis. Combined, the Excela emergency departments see approximately 3,000 individuals in psychiatric crisis each year; at least 60% do not meet the criteria for inpatient admission and are discharged from the ED to the community. The amount of time necessary to address this population had significant impact on ED, and increased stress of the ED staff, which is not specifically trained to deal with the psychiatric patient. Through collaborative agreement with CareGivers of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Peer Support Specialists are also accessible through the CRC. The CRC consists of three interview rooms equipped to address the varying needs of its guests. The CRC is currently operating between 4pm and midnight, 7 days/week. The program is expected to move to a 24/7 schedule in the Spring of The CRC is staffed by 1 RN, I Masters Prepared Therapist and 1 Behavioral Health Technician per shift. In addition to hospital staff, the Peer Support Specialists round out the staff compliment. The program utilizes an evidence based practice for psychiatric crisis known as the Living Room Model and was developed under the Practice Guidelines for Psychiatric Crisis, published in 2009 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program is independently licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, but must be attached to an underlying psychiatric outpatient clinic; the CRC is attached to the license of Westmoreland Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic. CareGivers of Southwestern Pennsylvania CareGivers is a separate not-for-profit (501 c3) organization, operated as a subsidiary of Excela Health reporting to the Director of Behavioral Health. As members of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA), the CareGivers recovery programs are nationally renowned as models of best practice and evidence based implementation in the operation of peer driven, person-centered programming. The individual programs are used by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as THE
7 benchmark for all other peer driven programs licensed by the state. CareGivers is the largest community based recovery program in southwestern Pennsylvania. Peer Support Staffed by Certified Peer Support Specialists, former consumers of mental health services who have completed a three-week state certified training program and successfully passed the certification exam. We currently have 17 certified Peer Support Specialists; two are dual certified (MH and Substance Abuse and one holds triple certification (MH, SA and Forensics). They have full access to our facilities, and they provide community based peer monitoring and support to individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness. This is the largest peer support program in southwestern Pennsylvania. Clubhouse Social, Educational and Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Clubhouse serves individuals who have reached a point in their recovery where they are ready to resume the path they were on prior to the acute stage of their illness. It provides educational counseling and supportive services for return to school or work, and Clubhouse operates both a Transitional Employment Program and a Supportive Employment Program. The Transitional Employment Program focuses on short-term reintegration, usually about six months, as is intended to reacquaint the individual with the demands of the workplace. The Supportive Employment Program is more long-term, and is designed to help the consumers manage day-to-day stressors that can threaten the stability of their recovery. The Clubhouse program holds accreditation by the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). Based in New York, ICCD accredits over 250 Clubhouse programs throughout the United States, as well as programs located in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. The organization insures that each clubhouse maintains fidelity to the model. The Clubhouse program is also included on the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Similar to the hospital-based Partial Hospital Program, Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a group therapy based day program, operated by recovering consumers in conjunction with licensed mental health professionals. We serve approximately 52 consumers per day in the Psych Rehab program. Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Mobile Psych Rehab is the smallest of all CareGivers programs; there is one practitioner assigned to the program. It serves as a transitional service to consumers not yet ready for the open issue identification that occurs in the group based Psych Rehab programs. West Place Drop-In Center West Place is funded by Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Development Services. It is a member governed social gathering place; an opportunity for consumers to interact socially, and to become involved in advocacy and community service opportunities. It is open six days a week from 4:30pm 9:00pm.
8 EHPP Department of Psychiatry This is the entity that employs/contracts with the medical staff of the Excela Behavioral Health Programs. The Emergency Department Westmoreland Hospital has a 45-bed ED that sees about 60K patients a year. When a patient walks into the ED, an ED-Nurse does a medical triage. If the patient is determined not to be in eminent danger or significantly impaired, the nurse contacts the ER physician to confirm and then flags the case for the staff member from the Crisis Response Center assigned to cover the ED. Once the CRC staff member has seen the patient, he/she will contact the psychiatrist on call to discuss the case and determine the most appropriate service plan. As previously mentioned, the goal is to increase the rate of conversion from ED to CRC across episodes. The ER physicians use the Emergency Severity Index to classify individuals presenting in the Emergency Department. ESI classifies severity on a scale of 1-5. Patients determined to be a 1, would meet medical necessity criteria for inpatient and would subsequently be admitted to the hospital. Patients determined to be a 4 or a 5 are transferred to the Crisis Center for assessment and discharge service planning. The challenge lies between the ESI 2 and ESI 3 designations. Your Practice This is a position for an Outpatient Adult Psychiatrist who is comfortable seeing children and adolescents when on call. You will be an employee of EHMG with a practice that consists predominantly of outpatient responsibilities. The outpatient clinic is operated Monday through Friday. You would also be responsible for participating in the weekend call rotation, along with weekday call coverage as scheduled. Upon your arrival, you and the other psychiatrists would share a 1:5 or 1:6 weekend call schedule, as there is a NP and a PA who also participate in weekend call. Participation in responding to requests for psychiatric consult from the medical hospital is also part of the position. There is an average of three consults per day at Westmoreland Hospital and two consults per day at Latrobe Hospital. Outpatient Clinic You will be working in the clinic Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. A full day is typically patients. All new patients are allotted an hour for evaluations, and established medication check patients are allotted about minutes depending on the case and psychiatrist. You will also be required to participate in physician coverage for the partial hospitalization program (mentioned previously). PHP coverage is scheduled approximately 45
9 min-1 hr/day, Monday-Friday and is shared amongst all of the physicians on the campus (3FT- 2PT), you included. Weekend Call Weekend call begins at 5pm on Friday and ends at 8pm on Sunday. You will round in the hospital and take telephone calls. We always have two physicians on call during the weekend. One will start rounding at Latrobe Hospital and the other at Westmoreland Hospital. Once the physician is done in Latrobe, he/she will then head to Westmoreland Hospital to help the other physician complete the rounds. You will be responsible for covering the children in Latrobe, but not as their primary doctor. These children will already have a treatment plan in place. If a child admission occurs during the weekend, the responsibility of the on-call physician is for initial pick up treatment planning on Monday morning. The same would be true for adult admissions. An average full day for inpatient rounds is patients. Weekday Call (nights) Weekday call starts at 5pm and ends at 8 am. You will be on call one day of the week, from 5pm to 8am. Day Call Day call runs from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. This is the least intrusive call coverage and is intended to assist the clinic with any unassigned patient issues/concerns. The call schedules are done three months in advance. You also have the opportunity to accept additional call (over/above your scheduled call). This occurs as the result of vacation, sick, and/or CME coverage. If you decide to take any additional call, you will receive additional compensation. Extra Weekend Coverage Call Coverage is paid at $1,000 per day. Extra Weekday Call Coverage is paid at $300/night. EHMG is also entertaining candidates who are willing to take on a Medical Director position. The Medical Director will be a working provider, along with taking on additional responsibilities. The Medical Director participates in Peer Review, Credentialing and Performance and Improvement. She/he would provide Physician Supervision and Policy Development as well as play a key role in future recruitment activities. The Director also chairs the Monthly Department of Psychiatry Meeting. On average, Medical Directors spend hrs per month dedicated to these duties. There is a Medical Director s stipend that is paid in addition to clinical compensation. Payor Mix Westmoreland Latrobe 33% Commercial 55% Commercial 42% Medicare 45% Medicaid 25% Medicaid
10 Greensburg, PA Greensburg is a Laurel Highlands city in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The area lies within the eco-region of the Western Allegheny Plateau. The city is named after Nathanael Greene, a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Greensburg is the county seat of Westmoreland County, with a population of 14,892 people residing in the city, and a combined total of around 60,000 people. Located southeast of Pittsburgh, Greensburg is a major business, academic, tourism and cultural center in Western Pennsylvania. It is evident as the city's population doubles during work hours. The city ranks seventh in Pennsylvania in terms of daytime growth, behind Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Lancaster, and State College. It also ranks 16th in the United States for daytime growth among towns with a resident population between 15,000 to 24,999. In 2007, Greensburg was ranked as one of the "Best Places to Retire" in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report. Originally a railroad stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Greensburg quickly became the center of the coal mining industry in the region by the late 19th century when large areas of soft coal were discovered nearby. This contributed to the growth and development of the growing county seat. Many businesses and inns flourished within Downtown Greensburg for many years, and once boasted four major department stores JC Penney, Royers, Sears and its largest department store, Troutman's. Westmoreland Mall is currently the largest shopping complex in the Greensburg area and all of Westmoreland County. Numerous shopping plazas and dining establishments also line the Route 30 corridor east and west of the city. With over 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m 2 ) of retail space and growing, Greensburg is considered the commercial center of the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania as well as one of the largest retail markets in Western Pennsylvania. Light to moderate industry and service industries thrive in the Greater Greensburg area. Several industrial parks are primarily located outside the city limits. In addition, the area is home to two large prisons, the Westmoreland County Prison and the State Correctional Institution at Greensburg, both in Hempfield Township. Housing growth continues on the northern end of the city, with the Saybrook Village and Evergreen Hill plans. The opening of the seven-story State Office Building on North Main Street, the completion of the four-story addition to the
11 Courthouse Square Extension, and the Performing Arts Center of Seton Hill University are expected to add new jobs to the city and attract more visitors. Some of major corporations are headquartered in the Greensburg area: Allegheny Energy owns and operates electric generation facilities and delivers electric services to customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Excela Health is a not-for-profit health organization that includes three licensed, acute care hospitals, two free-standing outpatient surgery centers, home care and hospice, physician practices, a durable medical equipment company and other facilities and services. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also known as "the Trib," is the second largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Greensburg is located almost 35 miles from famous city of Pittsburg. Pittsburgh is known as both "The Steel City" for its more than 300 steelrelated businesses and "The City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city has earned the top rank as "America's smartest" with a total of 68 area colleges and universities, 38 of them non-profit. Pittsburgh is also referred to as America s "most livable city" by Places Rated Almanac, Forbes, and The Economist while inspiring National Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. Pittsburgh annually ranks as one of America's safest big cities, recently being named the 3rd "most secure" big city by Farmers Insurance. Climate Greensburg, PA, gets 39 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 27 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 132. On average, there are 163 sunny days per year in Greensburg, PA. The July high is around 85 degrees. The January low is 18. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 50 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
12 Schools The Greater Greensburg area contains two public school districts. The larger of the two is the Hempfield Area School District. The second school district servicing Greensburg itself is the Greensburg Salem School District. The school district covers an area of fifty-one square miles. Greensburg is home to Greensburg Central Catholic High School and Aquinas Academy (www.aquinasacademy.org), both private Catholic schools. High Schools Dominion Christian Academy Greensburg-Salem High School Hempfield Area Senior High School Pressley Ridge Day School - Greensburg Greensburg Central Catholic High School Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children Middle schools Aquinas Academy Harrold Middle School Wendover Middle School Westmoreland Christian Academy Elementary Schools Nicely Elementary School Open Door Christian Academy Mountain View Elementary School Universities The immediate vicinity of Greensburg contains two major universities Seton Hill University and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as PITT) is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The university comprises 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges located at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university's central administration and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
13 The University of Pittsburgh has been noted for both its role in community outreach and its impact on the economy of the city and the Western Pennsylvania region. In 2009, Pitt was ranked second overall and the top public university in the nation, as a "Best Neighbor" for positive impact on its urban community, including both commercial and residential activities such as revitalization, cultural renewal, economics, and community service and development according to the "Saviors of Our Cities" ranking. Pitt has been placed among the top public universities in the United States in both domestic and international rankings, and has been listed as a "best value" in higher education by multiple publications. The Greensburg campus of the University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1963 in Downtown Greensburg, and would later grow into a large campus in nearby Hempfield Township. It was voted "Best University in the Region" for eight straight years ( ) by the Tribune-Review. Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 bachelor's degree programs, 19 minors, and numerous pre-professional and certificate programs. Seton Hill University The Seton Hill University is a Catholic liberal arts university of about 2,500 students in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Formerly a women's college, it became a coeducational university in Recently, Seton Hill received attention for being the first university to provide ipads to all students. Seton Hill has begun to expand into the downtown area with the construction of several academic buildings and a performing arts center. The Greensburg campus of the University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1963 in Downtown Greensburg, and would later grow into a large campus in nearby Hempfield Township. It was voted "Best University in the Region" for eight straight years ( ) by the Tribune- Review
14 Saint Vincent College Saint Vincent College is a four-year, coeducational, Roman Catholic, Benedictine, Liberal Arts College located about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, Germany. It was the first Benedictine monastery in the United States. It is operated by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Saint Vincent is organized into four schools; each includes a number of departments and major and minor programs offering undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as special programs and public service outreach activities. The four schools are: Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education School of Humanities and Fine Arts The Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Science, Mathematics, and Computing The branches of Carlow University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Triangle Tech are located within the Greater Greensburg area. The campuses of and Westmoreland County Community College are also located in the nearby communities of Latrobe and Youngwood, respectively. Sport Teams Pittsburgh Pirates are a professional baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB). They compete in the Central Division of the National League (NL), and play their home games at PNC Park. Founded in 1882 as Allegheny, the franchise has won five World Series championships. The Pirates are also often referred to as the "Bucs" or the "Buccos" (derived from buccaneer, a synonym for pirate). The franchise joined the NL in its sixth season in 1887 and was competitive from its early years, winning three NL titles from 1901 to 1903, playing in the very first World Series in 1903 and winning their first World Series in 1909 behind
15 Honus Wagner. The Pirates have had many ups and downs during their long history, most famously winning the 1960 World Series on a game-winning home run by Bill Mazeroski, the only time that Game 7 of the World Series has ever ended with a home run. They also won the 1971 World Series with Roberto Clemente and the 1979 World Series under the slogan "We Are Family", led by "Pops" Willie Stargell. Overall the Pirates have won five World Series and lost two. Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team currently belongs to the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Founded in 1933, the Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC. Pittsburgh has won more Super Bowl titles (six), won more AFC Championship Games (eight) and played in (fifteen) and hosted more (eleven) conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. The Steelers share the record for most Super Bowl appearances with the Dallas Cowboys (eight). The Steelers won their most recent championship, Super Bowl XLIII, on February 1, Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena, also known to Pittsburgh fans as "The Igloo", from the time of their inception through the end of the seasons. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup three times in their history in 1991, 1992, and 2009.
16 Pittsburgh Panthers The Pittsburgh Panthers are men's basketball is the NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Pittsburgh, often referred to as "Pitt", located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pitt men's basketball team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays their home games in the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have won two Helms Athletic Foundation National Championships, reached one Final Four, received 15 First Team All-American selections, have appeared in 23 NCAA and eight NIT tournaments, and through the season have recorded 1,517 victories against 1,073 losses since their inaugural season of The head coach of the Panthers since 2003 is Jamie Dixon. Airport The nearest major airport is Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. This airport has domestic flights from Latrobe, Pennsylvania and is 10 miles from the center of Greensburg, PA. Pittsburgh International Airport, formerly Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and commonly referred to as Pittsburgh International. Pittsburgh International Airport has international and domestic flights from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is 49 miles from Greensburg, PA. The airport accommodates over 8 million passengers annually with over 155 non-stop flights per day to 37 destinations including non-stop flights to Europe. The airport terminal consists of two buildings, Landside Terminal and Airside Terminal. Concourses A, B, C and D branch off the Airside Terminal and are centered by the Airmall with shops and restaurants. The Hyatt Regency Hotel is attached to the Landside Terminal. By car, the airport is accessible by I-376, Exit 53. There is also public transportation to downtown through the Port Authority's new West Busway, along with taxis and shuttles.
17 Landmarks/Attractions Sandcastle Water Park located in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead. The park is located on a 67-acre piece of land along the banks of the Monongahela River. Sandcastle is owned by Parques Reunidos, who purchased Kennywood Entertainment. The company runs its original sister parks, Kennywood, Idlewild Park, and Lake Compounce. The park contains fourteen water slides, several swimming pools, and a handful of other attractions. The park has a total of 14 water slides including 3 speed slides Kennywood Amusement Park Kennywood is located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. It is around 40 minutes from, Greensburg, PA. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Kennywood has been rated the "Favorite 'Dark Attraction Park'" by the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts, or DAFE. It ranked second to Cedar Point in the category of "Favorite Park" in Theme Park Magazine's 2004 Reader's Choice Awards. America s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898, Kennywood continues to delight each and every guest with 31 major rides, including three wooden coasters, two steel coasters, water rides, spinning rides, hi-speed rides, and kid-sized rides for tiny daredevils, and relaxing rides for those who simply want to enjoy the splendor of a truly inviting venue. Combining the best of the old with the best of the new, guests will find the original, 110-year- old carousel pavilion, as well as state-of-the-art attractions like Phantom s Revenge, Skyrocket, and Ghostwood Estate. Our newest attraction, the thrilling Black Widow, features counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motions that create a variety of different sensations.
18 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species. The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participates in 64 Species Survival Plans. The Pittsburgh Zoo is divided into seven sections, each of which focuses on a particular theme. Kid's Kingdom, PPG Aquarium, Asian Forest, Tropical Forest, African Savanna, Bears, African ravine, Water s Edge Mt. Washington and the Inclines Directly across the Monongahela River (locals call it "the Mon") from downtown Pittsburgh is 367-foot-high Mount Washington, the best place to go for a "grand" view of Pittsburgh and the three rivers. Known as "Coal Hill" in Pittsburgh's early days, Mount Washington was originally the site of many prosperous coal mines. Almost everyone who comes to Pittsburgh ends up on Mt. Washington to take in the breathtaking view. USA Weekend's 2003 Annual Travel Report ranked it the second most beautiful place in America. The stunning nighttime view of Mount Washington features a sweeping panorama of downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding countryside. The landmark skyscrapers of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle are nestled at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers flow together to create the mighty Ohio. At night, lights twinkle from both the city and more than 15 bridges. Frick Art Historical Center The Frick Art & Historical Center is a cluster of museums and historical buildings located at 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States and formed around the Frick family's nineteenth-century residence known as "Clayton". It focuses on the interpretation of the life and times of Henry Clay Frick industrialist and art collector. The complex, located on 5.5 acres of lawn and gardens in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood, includes
19 Clayton, the restored Frick mansion; The Frick Art Museum; The Car and Carriage Museum; the Greenhouse; the Frick children's playhouse; and The Café. The site welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year. Carnegie Museum of Art The Carnegie Museum of Art, located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an art museum founded in 1895 by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie. The museum holds a distinguished collection of contemporary art, including film and video works. The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History combine two world renowned museums in one unforgettable visit. Same day admission to both museums provides a wide variety of things to explore, and many sections include hands-on activities where children are encouraged to touch as well as look. Enjoy one of the best dinosaur exhibits in the world, breathtaking gems and minerals, an extensive Native American gallery, plus the museum ranked by Child Magazine among the "10 Best Art Museums for Kids." The National Aviary The National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is America's only independent indoor nonprofit aviary. It is also America's largest aviary, and the only accorded honorary "National" status by the United States Congress. The aviary is home to over 600 animals representing about 200 species, and is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Phipps Conservatory Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a complex of buildings and grounds set in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a City of Pittsburgh historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens were founded in 1893 by steel and realestate magnate Henry Phipps as a gift to the City of Pittsburgh. Its purpose is to educate and entertain the people of Pittsburgh with formal gardens and various species of exotic plants. Currently, the facilities house elaborate gardens within the thirteen room conservatory itself and on the adjoining grounds. In addition to its primary flora exhibits, the sophisticated glass and metalwork of the Lord & Burnham conservatory offers an interesting example of Victorian greenhouse architecture. Phipps is one of the "greenest" facilities in the world.
20 Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center The Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution is the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Named after the late U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III it is located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The Heinz History Center is a 275,000-square-foot educational institution "that engages and inspires a diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection". National Museum Broadcasting In Frank Conrad founded the broadcasting industry in a small red-brick garage behind his home on the borderline of Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. With bare wires, crackling spark coils and homemade vacuum tubes, Conrad pioneered an industry that has become the world's primary source of news and entertainment. Yet as the broadcasting industry grew and prospered, the little garage where it all began essentially became forgotten. Although cosmetically remodeled over the years, the original structure remained remarkably intact. Goal of the Conrad Project is to reconstruct the garage as the centerpiece of a National Museum of Broadcasting in the Pittsburgh area, where perhaps more pioneering work in radio and television was accomplished than any other place in the world. Properly funded and developed, NMB could become a major tourist destination for the state, attracting visitors from all over the world. Blessed Sacrament Cathedral The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg in Pennsylvania. The church, originally a parish church under the supervision of the Benedictine order, was constructed in the English Gothic style by the architectural firm of Comes, Perry and McMullen in Pittsburgh. It was dedicated in May 1928, and is constructed of