JC Blair’s Wound Center Raises Awareness about the Impact of Heart Health on Wound Healing; Hosts Open House February 27
Huntingdon, PA (2/19/2019) – An alarming 33 percent of Americans currently suffer from cardiovascular disease. Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, the Wound Healing Center at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases can affect the wound healing process.
JC Blair Auxiliary Sponsors ‘Ladies After Hours’ to Promote Heart Health
Huntingdon, PA (2/15/2019) – February is Heart Health Month and The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is teaming up with J.C. Blair’s Cardiac Rehabilitation staff to sponsor the twelfth annual Wear Red event on Thursday, February 28, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College.
JC Blair Celebrates Cardiac Rehab Week February 10-16
Huntingdon, PA (2/14/2019) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is celebrating the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation during the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2019, February 10-16. Throughout the week, J.C. Blair Cardiac Rehab staff is hosting a number of fun activities with current patients and giving away door prizes each day.
J.C. Blair Names Dr. Ronald Long Medical Director of Convenient Care Center
Huntingdon, PA (1/31/2019) – J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald Long, M.D. as the new medical director of J.C. Blair’s Urgent Care Center located in the Convenient Care Center in the Giant Plaza on Route 22 in Huntingdon. He joined the staff of the hospital’s urgent care center in January when Dr. Keith Sutton retired. Dr. Sutton will continue to work part time at the center.
Five Ways CRNA’s Provide Safe & Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient
Huntingdon, PA (1/18/2019) – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) will be educating the public about the role CRNAs take in providing safe and effective anesthesia care for every patient during the 20th annual National CRNA Week celebration taking place January 20-26, 2019.
CRNAs’ emphasis on safe, effective anesthesia care highlights one of the many hallmarks of nurse anesthesia; in fact, it is the motto of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Five ways CRNAs make a difference every day include:
General Surgeon Joins JC Blair Surgical Care Center
Huntingdon, PA (1/14/2019) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of general surgeon W. Matthew Harris, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Harris joined J.C. Blair's Surgical Care Center team on January 7, 2019. He brings specialized skills in advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgical procedures as well as surgical expertise in upper and lower gastrointestinal, soft tissue, hernia, breast and oncologic procedures, trauma and critical care.
J.C. Blair Offers Free Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Huntingdon, PA (11/16/18) – November is American Diabetes Month and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is recognizing this occasion by kicking off a new series of free diabetes self-management classes. The hospital has announced its 2018-19 schedule of free morning and evening classes, starting with a morning series beginning Thursday, November 27. One class is held every week for four weeks from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the J.C. Blair Education Center located at 860 Bryan Street, across the parking lot from the Hospital.
JC Blair Closed Maternity Unit
November 7, 2018
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon closed its maternity unit and no longer delivers babies. Pregnant women in the area requiring labor and delivery services need to go to the nearest hospital that delivers babies, which may be UPMC Altoona, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring, Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College or Chambersburg Hospital.
J.C. Blair Invites Community to Annual Breakfast Meeting
Huntingdon, PA (11/5/18) –The Board of Directors of the J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. extends an invitation to area residents to attend the 2018 Annual Community Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 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.
In addition, grant awards for the hospital’s mental health and substance abuse initiatives will be officially announced
J.C. Blair’s Wound Healing Center Raises Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence
Huntingdon, PA 10/29/18 – The Wound Healing Center at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in Healogics’ National Diabetes Campaign from October 29 to November 2. J.C. Blair offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers. Team members across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education on the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for people living with diabetes.