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Jonathan Seiner, CRNA & Steven Vandevander, CRNA

Jonathan Seiner, CRNA & Steven Vandevander, CRNA

Two New Nurse Anesthetists Appointed to J.C. Blair Medical Staff

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Jonathan Seiner and Steven Vandevander to its Medical Staff.

Seiner and Vandevander, both of Hollidaysburg, passed their board exams in January after earning their masterís degrees (in Health Science) in Nurse Anesthesia from Excela Health School of Anesthesia/Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. Both are members of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society through Penn State University.

Previously, Seiner worked for Altoona Regional Health System as a staff RN in the Surgical/Trauma ICU and at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital as a staff RN in the Medical/Surgical/Cardiothoracic ICU. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State.

Vandevander has over 21 years of nursing experience, first as a staff nurse at Altoona Regional Health System and then as a nurse manager in the Surgical/Trauma ICU. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Vandevander has certifications in Adult Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) and is an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). He is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Seiner and Vandevander join J.C. Blairís anesthesia staff of Kevin Lee, M.D.; Antonio Colmenar, M.D.; Dave Finch, CRNA; Art Cassot, CRNA; and Carolyn Wright, CRNA. The CRNAs specialize in airway management and administer anesthesia and other medications under the direction of the anesthesiologists.

Seiner and Vandevander both enjoy the atmosphere at J.C. Blair. ďItís nice to come to a small hospital. Itís still busy but less stressful than a teaching hospital. I have the chance to sit down and talk to my patients. I see their whole case Ė pre-op to post-op. I really like that,Ē Vandevander explains.

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. Find J.C. Blair on the web at www.jcblair.org.