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Expert Care. Here.

Butler Health System and
Excela Health are now
Independence Health System.


Welcome to Independence Health System

Independence Health System offers patients nationally recognized quality care in cardiology, orthopedics, palliative care, and maternity as well as a broad range of surgical, medical, emergency, and behavioral health services, and an extensive network of primary care physicians. With five hospitals, nearly 1,000 healthcare providers and more than 7,000 employees, Independence Health System serves a ten county region and is the largest employer in Butler and Westmoreland counties.

Created by the joining of two independent healthcare systems -- Butler Health System and Excela Health -- Independence Health System provides exceptional care to our patients, offering a wide variety of healthcare services and options, while keeping your care close to home. Expert care. Here.

  • Growing to meet your needs
    Improving local access to services, offering specialized expertise and creating additional options for care.
  • Enhancing access and technology
    Connecting patients and families to personalized care, advanced clinical solutions and innovative technologies.
  • Investing in your community
    Supporting our communities through expanded employment opportunities, containment of healthcare costs and giving back to our local organizations.

Helpful Tools for Patients & Families

As we transition to one website, we will maintain our local websites to make it easy for patients to find the information they need. Please feel free to visit our former websites for local information:


Contact Us

At Independence Health System, we believe that communication is key. If you have any feedback, suggestions, or inquiries, we welcome you to contact us.

Butler/Clarion County Area

Westmoreland County Area

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