Hospital News

J.C. Blair Celebrates Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is celebrating AACVPR National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 10-16, promoting the benefits pulmonary rehabilitation can provide patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

J.C. Blair Restricts Visitation due to Flu

Huntingdon, PA, 2/25/19 –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:

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.

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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.