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Conemaugh Health System, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.Established in 1952, Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center provides residents of Somerset County and the surrounding area with a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 20-bed facility and physician practices. It is designated as a critical access hospital by the State of Pennsylvania.
Located about 50 miles from Johnstown and 30 miles from Cumberland, Maryland, Meyersdale offers safe neighborhoods, historic buildings and beauteous mountains that allow for the creation of electricity through large wind turbines. It is noted for its rich maple syrup production and is home to the annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival, as well as a large Amish community. Area attractions include Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania, High Point Lake, the Flight 93 Memorial, Quecreek Mine, where the "Nine for Nine" coal miners were rescued, and Fallingwater, a special house built over a waterfall by America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Meyersdale is home to the Allegheny Highlands Trail, a 50-mile hiking and biking trail that draws visitors from across the country and throughout the world to take in the scenic vistas offered by the former Western Maryland Railway. Other outdoor opportunities include whitewater rafting, boating, trout fishing, hunting and skiing.