11/01/2017: Mars Bank Wins Bankers Challenge; Prize Donated to Community Health Clinic of Butler County

Mars Bank won the 2017 Bankers Challenge Golf Challenge organized by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. The winning Bank names a charitable organization to receive the winnings from the tournament; Mars Bank represented the Community Health Clinic of Butler County. James V. Dionise, Mars Bank President and Chief Executive Officer presented a $4,000 check to the Health Clinic on October 23, 2017. Kim Reamer, Executive Director and David Konesni, Board President of the clinic accepted the donation.

“We are honored to support the Community Health Clinic of Butler County,” said Jim Dionise.  “They provide much needed medical care to individuals and families in our community who lack access to the healthcare system.”

Jim Dionise, Mars Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (left) presents the winner’s check from the Butler County Bankers Challenge to the Community Health Clinic of Butler County. Represent-ing the Clinic are Kim Reamer, Executive Director and David Konesni, Board President.

The Clinic, located at 103 Bonnie Drive, Butler, PA  16002, opened its doors to medical patients in January 2008, and to dental patients in November 2009. Their patients typically have no benefits or cannot afford private health insurance or medical care, and earn too much to qualify for government programs.

Most of the Clinic’s patients suffer from longstanding chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and arthritis.  For many of them hospital emergency facilities have provided their only medical care.  Emergency care, however, cannot provide the consistent care, follow-up treatment and necessary medication for patients to remain healthy, continue to work and care for their families.