Hospital News

J.C. Blair Celebrates Cardiac Rehab Week February 8-14


Join J.C. Blair during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 8–14, to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. J.C. Blair will be hosting several events for its graduates to honor the role cardiac rehabilitation plays in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

J.C. Blair Names New Anesthesia Clinical Director

J.C. Blair Hospital administrators are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Wright, CRNA, as the new clinical director of J.C. Blair’s anesthesia services.  

"We are so pleased that Carolyn has agreed to step into this key leadership role in our surgical services department,” said Adam Dimm, J.C. Blair Chief Operating Officer. “She leads a great team of certified registered nurse anesthetists providing a critical service for our surgery, maternity, and endoscopy patients."

J.C. Blair Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Wear Red Luncheon

February is National Heart Health Month and J.C. Blair’s Heart Health Month is celebrating with the eighth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon sponsored by The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 13, at 12 noon in the Ballroom at Juniata College. The featured speaker will be Jennifer Jones, MPH, Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 at either the Information Desk at J.C. Blair Hospital, Curves of Huntingdon, or at Juniata College.

Romona Shope, CRNP

J.C. Blair Women’s Care Center Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of obstetrician/gynecologist nurse practitioner Romona Shope, RNC, CRNP, to its medical staff. She joined Drs. Norman Navarro and Joseph Meyn in J.C. Blair’s Women’s Care Center. “Romona is a welcome addition to J.C. Blair Women’s Care Center,” said J.C. Blair Medical Services Practice Administrator Kim McGraw. “She will be the perfect complement to Drs. Navarro and Meyn.”

Jennifer Jones, MPH

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Sponsors 8th Annual Wear Red Luncheon

February is Heart Health Month and The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair is teaming up with J.C. Blair’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative to sponsor the eighth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon on Friday, February 13, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College. The featured speaker will be Jennifer Jones, MPH, Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Her presentation is entitled “My Heart, My Health, My Center.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at J.C.

J.C. Blair Anesthesia Department Celebrates CRNA Week

In recognition of their profession’s long history and enduring record of patient safety, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon and across the country are celebrating the 16th annual National CRNA Week, January 25-31, 2015, with the unified mantra “Quality and Excellence in Anesthesia Care.”

New Advanced Cardiology Test now at J.C. Blair

J.C. Blair’s team of cardiologists will soon have a new tool to view the heart and its chambers with the purchase of a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) probe.

J.C. Blair Registered Dietitians and Community Health and Wellness Coordinator educated students in Mapleton Union Elementary School about the importance of good nutrition and fitness for eight weeks through a grant program funded by the Department of Human Services.

J.C. Blair Staff Educate Students on Healthy Food and Fitness

J.C. Blair recently finished an educational program at Mapleton Union Elementary School called "Power Panther Pals," demonstrating good decision-making is essential to long-term health and fitness.

FCMC and J.C. Blair Announce Combined Leadership

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) and J.C. Blair Health System today announced they have executed an agreement for a common leadership team. The agreement takes effect on January 30, 2015, and subcontracts two FCMC leaders to J.C. Blair on a part-time basis. Both FCMC Chief Executive Officer Jason Hawkins and Chief Financial Officer Deborah Shughart will oversee both organizations’ operations, but each organization’s governance will remain independent.