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Established in January of 2023, Independence Health System (IHS) comprises Butler Memorial, Clarion, Frick, Latrobe and Westmoreland Hospitals. With a total bed complement of 925, the System has more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers and 7,300 employees. IHS is now the third largest healthcare system in western Pennsylvania, serving a population base of 750,000 in a footprint spanning more than 10 counties.

The System includes tertiary programs that are rated among America’s best for cardiac care and surgery by Healthgrades in its Top 100 designations. In similar fashion, the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons has bestowed its top star ratings to programs within the System. The hospitals of IHS have also earned a host of accolades from such notable sources as U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Newsweek Magazine, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Surgeons, the Joint Commission, Leapfrog and the American Heart/Stroke Association.

Locally owned and locally controlled, Independence Health System offers its patients low-cost, high-quality care across a broad spectrum of services in such specialties as cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, women’s health and obstetrics, emergency medicine, behavioral health and primary care. Its network of outpatient centers sees more then 1.2 million visits annually. IHS Homecare further supports patients at all stages of life with home health and hospice services.

Independence Health System continues to change the landscape of healthcare in western Pennsylvania by meeting patient needs through superb physician expertise, outstanding nursing and support staff, the latest in technology and programmatic depth.


Independence Health System exists to provide a trusted delivery of care which makes a positive impact on the lives of every individual we touch.


Independence Health System will be recognized as the premier provider of high quality, value-driven affordable integrated care in the region. We will achieve this through unwavering commitment to individual and organizational excellence and technological innovation.

  • To view the Community Health Needs Assessment report, click here.
  • To view the Tax Documents for Independence Health System, click here.