St. Clair Health has from its very beginning counted on the support of the people, organizations and businesses of this region. Six decades ago, area residents saw a critical need for local, quality health care and their grassroots fundraising campaigns resulted in the opening of St. Clair Hospital in 1954.
Today, with the opening of the Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, this legacy of giving continues. In 2017, St. Clair Hospital Foundation kicked off the Groundbreaking Growth Capital Campaign to support the construction of the new Dunlap Family Outpatient Center. With the unprecedented support of the community, including individuals, corporations, foundations and state grants, St. Clair has raised more than $42 million to date.
Some 70 donors who gave $10,000 or more toward the construction of Dunlap Family Outpatient Center are showcased on a donor wall for their part in supporting the construction of a building that offers one-stop access for everything from doctors’ appointments to outpatient tests and procedures. Designed by Pittsburgh-based architectural firm IKM, the donor wall recognizes community members who helped the Capital Campaign exceed expectations.
Installed in the Fifth Floor lobby of the new Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, the donor wall looks more like art than a standard plaque of names on a wall. With layers of etched glass and metal, the sculptural piece recognizes the generous people and organizations who donated to make the new Dunlap outpatient center possible.
Prominently located next to Café Kara and adjacent to the door to the patio, visitors can easily see the wall from both sides as they move about. The base construction of the donor wall is a series of layered glass panels with an abstract image etched onto the surface of each layer. Nameplates of different sizes, one for each donor, float in front of the glass in a random layout.
Donors who are committed to the idea of an independent regional hospital have been as committed to the Dunlap Family Outpatient Center as they have been for previous construction projects such as the expansion of St. Clair’s Emergency Room and the outpatient center in Peters Township.