Hospital News

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.

J.C. BLAIR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR AFFILIATION WITH PENN HIGHLANDS HEALTHCARE; ENDS MERGER TALKS WITH POST ACUTE MEDICAL, LLC

Huntingdon/DuBois, PA – The Boards of Directors of both J. C. Blair Health System, Inc. and Penn Highlands Healthcare have signed a Letter of Intent, or LOI, to negotiate an affiliation agreement between the two entities that would integrate J. C. Blair into the Penn Highlands Healthcare system.

JC Blair Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Huntingdon, PA (9/28/18) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Women’s Imaging Center of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is hosting its sixth annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 12:00 noon in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College. This year’s luncheon will feature Scott Wise, M.D., Tristan Radiology Breast Imaging Specialist, presenting a program called Breast Cancer: Not your mother’s enemy. Tickets are $15, and available for purchase at the J.C.

JC Blair to Close Maternity Unit November 7

Huntingdon, PA (9/21/18) Hospital officials announced today that J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will no longer deliver babies after November 6, 2018. The decision comes after years of financial challenges and declining births. “While this is a very difficult and emotional decision for the hospital board, administration and staff, we feel it is a necessary decision to ensure the sustainability of the hospital and essential services needed by the community we serve,” said Interim Administrator Joe Myers.

J.C. Blair CEO Returns to UPMC Pinnacle as Vice President of Operations

Huntingdon, PA, 7/25/18 – J.C. Blair Health System President and CEO Adam Dimm announced his plan to leave his post at J.C. Blair effective August 1, 2018. He returns to UPMC Pinnacle as vice president of operations, working directly with UPMC Pinnacle CEO Phil Guarneschelli.

JC Blair Names Partner

Huntingdon, PA (7/25/18) - After months of hard work and negotiations, the Strategic Partnership Committee of the J.C. Blair Health System Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Post Acute Medical, LLC that enables the two health systems to work together to finalize a formal partnership agreement. 

J.C. Blair Prepares for Safe Fireworks Viewing

Huntingdon, PA, 6/28/18 – Many area residents enjoy the Huntingdon fireworks display from the large parking lot at 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.

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