Hospital News

DOH Confirms One COVID-9 Case in Huntingdon County

One person in Huntingdon County has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first case of COVID-19 confirmed for Huntingdon County.

The person affected is not in a Penn Highlands Healthcare facility, but Penn Highlands is in touch with the state Department of Health regarding all COVID-19 cases in its service area.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon Implements Changes for Walk-In Outpatient Lab and Radiology Services

In an effort to protect our patients, providers and community amidst the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Penn Highlands Huntingdon is implementing additional changes at the hospital until further notice.

Verbal Screenings for COVID-19

Effective immediately, Penn Highlands Healthcare is administering verbal screenings for COVID-19 symptoms to visitors who meet limited visitation criteria across all Penn Highlands hospitals in an effort to protect the health system’s patients, staff, and community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in effect this week, every Penn Highlands hospital has directed all entry through its main entrance for visitors to undergo this screening process.

Penn Highlands Offering COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available at Penn Highlands Healthcare for patients. But, not everyone needs to be tested, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.

Penn Highlands Healthcare’s Commitment To Our Community During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Updated April 6, 2020

As we have communicated with our workforce over the past three weeks, at Penn Highlands Healthcare (PHH) we are working tirelessly to enact preparedness measures in the event that the spread of COVID-19 should pose any threat to our communities. Across every Penn Highlands Healthcare entity and with the engagement of leaders from every unit and department, we have developed responses, plans and precautions to anticipate the possible scenarios for how this virus could affect our area. 

QuickLab Raystown Temporarily Closed

To protect our patients and staff, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice, Penn Highlands Huntingdon QuickLab Raystown located in the Convenient Care Center will be closed to all walk-in outpatient labs.  Please visit one of our other lab locations for assistance. 

Hospital Prepares for Safe Fireworks Viewing

Huntingdon, PA, 6/27/19 – Many area residents enjoy the Huntingdon fireworks display from the large parking lot at Penn Highlands Huntingdon, previously J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, each year. Concerned for patient access and safety, as well as the safety of those viewing the fireworks, hospital administration and security and safety staff will be restricting the number of vehicles and the time vehicles will be permitted to access the hospital property for fireworks viewing.

Officials from J.C. Blair and Penn Highlands Healthcare launched a new partnership on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

J.C. Blair Health System Joins Penn Highlands Healthcare

Huntingdon, PA – The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare, effective June 1, following recent regulatory reviews and approvals.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, non-profit community hospital, is now known as Penn Highlands Huntingdon, making it the fifth hospital in the Penn Highlands Healthcare system.

J.C. Blair’s Wound Center Promotes Wound Care Awareness Week

Huntingdon, PA (5/30/19) –The Wound Care Center® at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, a member of the Healogics network, is helping to raise awareness of chronic wounds during the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 3 to June 7.  The Wound Healing Center at J.C. Blair Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.

J.C. Blair Lifts Visitation Restrictions

Huntingdon, PA, 4/12/19 –J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon has lifted visitation restrictions that the hospital has had in place since February 25, 2019 due to the high incidence of flu over the past six weeks. Infection Control Coordinator Shelly Brown announced on Tuesday to staff that the hospital could resume its usual visitation policies.