Hospital News

J.C. Blair Celebrates Cardiac Rehab Week February 11-17

Huntingdon, PA (2/13/18) – Join J.C. Blair Hospital during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 11-17, in celebrating the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. J.C. Blair is honoring its staff and patients and the role cardiac rehabilitation plays in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

Anesthesiologist Joins J.C. Blair Medical Staff

Huntingdon, PA (1/23/2018) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of anesthesiologist Danny Forsythe, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Forsythe joined the J.C. Blair anesthesiology team of Dr. Atif Farag, M.D., and certified anesthetists at J.C. Blair on January 10, 2018.

JC Blair Nurse Anethetists Recognized Week of Jan 21-27

Huntingdon, PA, 1/22/18 -- Nurse anesthetists across the country will educate the public on how they make a difference to their patients and the U.S. healthcare system during the 19th annual National CRNA Week observance January 21-27, 2018.

This year’s theme, “Every Breath, Every Beat, Every Second, We Are There” reflects how CRNAs dedicate themselves to each of their patients before, during and after surgery. CRNAs stay with their patients throughout their procedure to ensure the safest anesthesia experience possible.

J.C. Blair Invites Community to Town Hall Meeting

Huntingdon, PA (1/22/18) –The board and administration of J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., a UPMC PinnacleHealth Affiliate, extends an invitation to area residents to attend a community town hall meeting this Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the J.C. Blair Education Center, located at 860 Bryan Street, on the hospital campus in Huntingdon. Hospital President and CEO Adam Dimm and Board Chair Fred Price will share an overview of the health system’s progress over the past four years, where the system is today, and options for the future.

J.C. Blair Names Executive Vice President

Huntingdon, PA (1/18/2018) – J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. in Huntingdon is pleased to welcome Joseph Myers to its leadership team as the health system’s new executive vice president. “Joe brings a nice mix of skills and knowledge to this position, both fiscal and operational, and he understands healthcare,” said J.C. Blair President and CEO Adam Dimm in making the announcement. Myers started his new position December 18.

J.C. Blair Restricts Visitation Due to Influenza

Huntingdon, PA, 1/10/18 –The administration and staff at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is asking the community to restrict visitation to the Hospital, due to the number of people with influenza and the contagious nature of the flu. The hospital is modifying its visitation policy temporarily to protect patients, staff and the community.

Effective immediately, restrictions include:

Marklesburg Church Donates Jared Boxes to J.C. Blair

Huntingdon, PA (12/21/2017) – St. Mathews Lutheran Church Pastor Jennifer Soltis and parishioner Vicky Huggler donated ‘Jared Boxes’ to be given to pediatric patients at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Receiving the gifts are J.C. Blair medical/surgical nurses Gail Anders and Stephanie Stratton.

Tobacco Cessation Program Starts Dec 14

Huntingdon, PA (12/7/2017) – For many folks, this is the time of year for baking, shopping and making holiday preparations. Much emphasis is placed on helping and giving to others. One way we can give to others and help ourselves at the same time is to make positive changes to improve our own health.

Pulmonologist Joins JC Blair Medical Staff

Huntingdon, PA (11/13/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of pulmonologist Robert Gillio, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Gillio will serve as the medical director for the health system’s new Pulmonary Care Center in which he will oversee a new program of lung disease education, prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic, he brings years of clinical experience, having practiced in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, and Penn State Hershey. He complements pulmonologist Jeff Ratner, M.D.

J.C. Blair Invites Community to Annual Breakfast Meeting

The Board of Directors of the J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., a PinnacleHealth Affiliate, extends an invitation to area residents to attend the 2017 Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the J.C. Blair Education Center on the Hospital’s campus in Huntingdon. The meeting will feature hospital leadership sharing highlights of the past fiscal year and plans for the future. 

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