MRTSA, St. Clair Health and Mt. Lebanon School District

Three men standing in front of a MRTSA ambulance.MRTSA

*Emergency: 911

*Subscriptions, Administration, Program Information and Standby Requests: 412-343-5111

*Billing department: 412-655-9840

Medical Rescue Team South Authority (MRTSA) provides ambulance and emergency medical services to approximately 74,000 residents, spread over 14.38 square miles, in six South Hills communities, including Mt. Lebanon.

Founded in 1976, MRTSA responds to approximately 11,000 calls per year and provides 24/7 advanced life support. In addition to ambulance services, MRTSA is committed to the continued improvement of preventive and dynamic health care services. They offer classes and programs to the community, including car seat safety courses, CPR and first aid training. MRTSA also provides medical standby coverage at sporting events for the communities they serve, an EMS bike team and an honor guard for community events.

MRTSA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) municipal authority with two representatives from each community making up its board of directors. MRTSA recently underwent a resurgence that included hiring a new leadership team, along with $2 million in improvements. They even debuted three new, state-of-the-art ambulances.

MRTSA relies on donations and its membership base to remain operational. A subscription costs $60 for an individual, $80 for a household and $100 for a business, which covers 50 percent of your copay or deductible.


A new surgery room at St. Clair Health.St. Clair Health

PH: 412-942-4000


1000 Bower Hill Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

St. Clair Health is Mt. Lebanon’s largest employer. St. Clair Hospital is an independent, 329-bed acute-care medical center that provides advanced, high-quality health care to the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. St. Clair is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network—the only Mayo Clinic partner hospital in the Pittsburgh region.

With services for residents at each stage of their lives, St. Clair is focused on continuously enhancing its services and technologies to ensure that the community’s health needs are met.

The health system offers an array of inpatient and outpatient services, including advanced cardiovascular services; specialized care for women and children; oncology services; orthopedics; emergency care; urgent care; and psychiatry and mental health services. St. Clair accepts all major insurances. Learn more at

St. Clair’s Summer Swing fundraiser returns this year at St. Clair Country Club with a beach-themed dinner event on Friday, July 15 and a golf outing on Monday, July 18. Details are still in the works. See next month’s Mt. Lebanon Magazine for more information, or contact the St. Clair Health Foundation at or 412-942-2465


Highschool kids playing in a marching band on a football field. There is flag dancers there as well.Mt. Lebanon School District

District Offices

Mt. Lebanon High School

7 Horsman Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15228


Dr. Timothy Steinhauer

The Mt. Lebanon School District consists of 10 schools—seven elementary, two middle and one high school—with a total enrollment of 5,407 students. It also employs nearly 450 teachers and 230 staff members and is governed by a nine-member school board.

Student to teacher ratio averages 24 to 1 districtwide. The ratio of students to all education professionals, including reading specialists, special education, librarians and other employees, is 13 to 1.

The district’s total budget, including instruction and support services, is $106,670,171, with a per-pupil cost of $19,728.

The high school and Lincoln Elementary School are both three-time winners of the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools award and Washington Elementary School has received one Blue Ribbon. Mellon Middle School has been recognized twice by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a School to Watch. Criteria include academic excellence, social equity and strong leadership.