Hospital News

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.


JC Blair/Kiwanis Sponsor Community Wellness Check May 4

Huntingdon, PA (4/12/19) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Huntingdon are partnering for the eighth year to offer a Community Wellness Check on Saturday, May 4, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. In the Main Lobby of J.C. Blair on the Hospital in Huntingdon. The Wellness Check is an affordable, comprehensive blood test – over $350 value for just $40.

J.C. Blair Hosts National Healthcare Decisions Day Breakfast Panel April 18

Huntingdon, PA – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, J.C.

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.