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.
Dr. Ralph Aldinger, Dr. Diane Adams, and CNP Romona Shope will continue to provide prenatal and gynecological services at J.C. Blair through UPMC Altoona, and the Magee Specialty Services, an affiliate of Magee Women’s Hospital. They will retain the same practice location in the hospital and phone number; however, all babies in their care will be delivered at UPMC Altoona.
Other obstetric providers in the county include the Geisinger Cold Springs Medical Center affiliated with Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
J.C. Blair will continue to provide all other women’s care services in the Huntingdon area through the hospital, the Broad Top Area Medical Center primary care providers, or other health agencies in the community.