Construction of St. Clair Hospital’s new outpatient center is just getting underway in earnest, but it already has a name: DUNLAP FAMILY OUTPATIENT CENTER.
The multi-million dollar, 280,000-squarefoot building has been named in honor of Anna and Ed Dunlap and their family for their very generous donation to its construction, as well as their longtime commitment toward the Hospital. (St. Clair’s Fourth Floor Conference Center, off its main lobby, is also named after the Dunlaps, and the Hospital’s nationally recognized Emergency Room also has benefited from the Dunlaps.)
“What I find most impressive about St. Clair is that the Hospital continues to function independently by enhancing its services and facilities, while still maintaining the caring and compassion of a neighborhood hospital,” says Ed, who serves as Honorary Co-Chair of the Hospital’s Groundbreaking Growth Campaign, which is designed to raise funds for constructing the new outpatient center and a central utility building to support it. The investment represents the largest expansion at the Hospital’s main campus in four decades and is in response to the 130 percent growth in St. Clair’s outpatient volume since 2006.
The new six-story building will offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient services, including: laboratory; medical imaging; cardio-diagnostics; physical and occupational therapy; an infusion center; outpatient surgery with 10 operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and 51 pre- and post-surgical rooms; a spacious endoscopy (GI) suite with six exam rooms; other multidisciplinary clinical programs; conference space; multiple seating options; a café serving chef-prepared offerings; underground and valet parking; and a commercial pharmacy.
Ed is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Washington County-based CentiMark Corporation, the leader in the commercial roofing and flooring industry in the U.S. and Canada. He and his wife are also the owners/operators of the iconic LeMont restaurant on Mt. Washington. They both agree that St. Clair offers the latest treatments and the newest technologies, but they reserve their biggest praise for the Hospital’s people. “From the moment you walk in the door, every person wants you to have a good experience,” says Ed. “You get exceptional care at St. Clair.” Ed and his family are so impressed with St. Clair that their philanthropic relationship with the Hospital spans more than
20 years. “The new outpatient center is going to be our most important contribution,” he says. “It’s going to streamline the way the Hospital is providing care to patients.”
Ed is hoping that others who have also experienced St. Clair’s high-tech, high-touch patient care will join him and his family in supporting St. Clair’s Groundbreaking Growth Campaign. “This fundraising effort will help lead St. Clair into the next generation of health care,” says Ed. “The Groundbreaking project is important to us because it’s important to the health of the community. This Hospital benefits the community significantly. It makes getting excellent health care convenient. I think it’s the best hospital in the area.”
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