As chairman of the Latrobe
Area Hospital (LAH) Charitable Foundation, Arnold Palmer always dreamt
about building a cancer center right in his hometown. Without it,
access to the latest cancer therapies and treatments meant that
residents had to make the long drive into Pittsburgh.
July 2002, when University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and LAH
announced the new UPMC Cancer Center in Latrobe would bear his name,
Arnold's hope had become a reality. Dubbed the Arnold Palmer Pavilion,
the cancer center is housed in a 30,000 square-foot addition to the
LAH's Mountain View Medical Park facility. The cancer pavilion features
outpatient oncology and diagnostic testing, and is committed to the
prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.