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 J.C. Blair Intensive Care Unit newly recruited registered nurses (left to right) Angela Daniels, Mary Kay Clark and Shari Bolling recently completed a three week, 15 session training course equipping them with the knowledge and skill required to care for critically ill patients in J.C. Blair’s Intensive Care Unit.

J.C. Blair Intensive Care Unit newly recruited registered nurses (left to right) Angela Daniels, Mary Kay Clark and Shari Bolling recently completed a three week, 15 session training course equipping them with the knowledge and skill required to care for critically ill patients in J.C. Blair’s Intensive Care Unit.

J.C. Blair ICU Nurses Complete Specialized Training

Newly recruited registered nurses Angela Daniels, Mary Kay Clark and Shari Bolling recently completed a three week, 15 session training course certifying them as J.C. Blair Intensive Care Unit nurses.

J.C. Blair’s Director of Critical Care Diane Baker coordinated the training program. Saving time and money, the program trains newly hired ICU nurses on J.C. Blair equipment with J.C. Blair staff, physicians, respiratory staff, and ICU nurses. The comprehensive training equips the registered nurses with the knowledge and skill required in the J.C. Blair Intensive Care Unit.

Daniels, RN, BSN, a resident of Altoona, started in J.C. Blair’s Behavioral Health Unit before taking her current position in the Intensive Care Unit. With over 20 years of nursing experience, Clark, RN, from Six Mile Run in Bedford County, returns to J.C. Blair, having previously worked in the Medical Surgical Unit before taking a job in Harrisburg. Bolling, RN, from McVeytown, recently graduated from Lewistown Hospital’s registered nursing program after working for 18 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse in long term care.

“We are so fortunate to have nurses of this skill level caring for our critically ill patients at J.C. Blair,” said Baker. “Through this specialized training program, they are now in a position to mobilize whatever resources our patients need for the best possible care.”

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is a 100-bed, non-profit community hospital in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with an active medical staff of nearly 50 physicians, over 400 employees and more than 40 active volunteers. Its key services include 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, medical/surgical care, behavioral health, pediatrics, maternity and gynecological care, as well as a full service medical laboratory, cardiopulmonary and radiology department, an endoscopy center and a wound healing center.