Category: Donor Spotlight

Michael and Dolores Kara

Dolores Kara: Making a Difference

When St. Clair Hospital opened its 40,000 square foot Outpatient Center in the heart of Peters Township in 2013 it signified an exciting new era in the Hospital’s growth. The Outpatient Center, along with its sister location in Bethel Park, makes it possible for patients to see their physicians and have diagnostic testing, imaging and laboratory tests, done in one day, under one roof. For those who are dealing with everyday medical issues, cancer, complex medical conditions, disability or chronic illness, the facility is a godsend. Dolores Kara understands how important that is. She and her late husband Michael Kara both knew personally that convenient access to medical care makes a difference and they expressed their appreciation to St. Clair by making one of the largest philanthropic donations in the Hospital’s history in support of the new facility. In honor of their generous gift, the facility carries their name: The Michael and Dolores Kara Building. The Karas were inspired to donate to the Outpatient Center in Peters when they visited prior to its opening. “We went to an open house and we were so impressed that we decided that we should contribute to it,” Dolores recalls. “At first, it felt surreal walking into a building with our names on it. I go there for all my medical tests, so I’m there often. You get to know people when you’re a regular.”

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Edward B. Dunlap Jr.

Local Businessman is Supporting the St. Clair Hospital Community with Generosity and Commitment

Every month, several dozen people gather in the Dunlap Conference Center at St. Clair Hospital. They are women and men with cancer, survivors of cancer, persons caring for loved ones with cancer, as well as physicians and nurses who treat cancer patients. They are there to participate in a wellness program that offers the gentle healing of restorative yoga. The classes are among the numerous Hospital and community events that take place at St. Clair’s beautiful state-of-the-art conference facility that is named to recognize Edward B. Dunlap Jr., founder, chairman and chief executive officer of CentiMark Corporation, a national roofing and flooring company based in Pittsburgh.

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Mrs. Kutsenkow

Why I Give

Mrs. Kutsenkow says she supports St. Clair Hospital in part because she appreciates what it means to the people of the region. “St. Clair is our hospital,” she says. “It has wonderful doctors and facilities. We are fortunate to have a hospital of this caliber so close to home.  We are attached to St. Clair and its physicians. With its reputation for quality, along with its new clinical relationship with Mayo Clinic, St. Clair continues to grow by attracting new doctors and adding new services, all to serve the people of the Pittsburgh area.”

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Chuck Queenan

Why I Give

Charles J. Queenan, Jr. (aka Chuck Queenan) was born in the river town of Coraopolis, along the Ohio, just a few miles from Pittsburgh’s iconic Point. Growing up along the river undoubtedly shaped his childhood, and he has remained devoted to his hometown. That devotion has been all-embracing and extraordinarily fruitful for Pittsburgh, as Chuck has played a primary role in shaping much of the region’s growth and revitalization. Through countless professional, philanthropic and civic endeavors, he has touched and shaped Pittsburgh with an impact that few can match. Just as Pittsburgh’s three rivers have shaped the contours of the region’s environment, economy and culture, Chuck Queenan has influenced nearly every major institution and organization in the region — including St. Clair Hospital.

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