Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic Celebrates Building Renovation

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic (LCPC) has renovated and renamed its building located on North Lime Street in Lancaster.

On Sunday, May 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the reopening of the building, which has now been renamed the Sam and Dena Lombardo Health Pavilion.

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The clinic raised $4,561,425 to help with renovations. Some of the renovations included an all-new paint scheme, an atrium, and a new elevator.

According to its website, LCPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of infants, children and adults with craniofacial diseases resulting from birth defects, trauma and disease.

The clinic was founded and established in 1938, and it is the oldest clinic in the world dedicated to caring for children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies regardless of their ability to pay.

It was founded by orthodontist Dr. Herbert K. Cooper on the first floor of his home at 24 N. Lime Street.

Christine E. Phillips