Hospital News

Linda Carpenter

J.C. Blair Names New Executive Director of Foundation

The Foundation to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s board is pleased to announce Linda Carpenter as the new Executive Director of Development and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, independent corporation whose sole mission is to provide financial support for J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. This support is used to provide new equipment for the hospital and to enhance health care programs in Huntingdon County.

Russ Sharpless, PA-C

J.C. Blair Welcomes Well-Known Physician’s Assistant to Primary Care Center

J.C. Blair Medical Services, Inc. is pleased to announce Physician’s Assistant Russ Sharpless will be joining the physicians and staff of J.C. Blair’s Primary Care Center, located on the hospital campus, in the new year. “Russ has been a local provider for many years and everyone respects him,” shared J.C. Blair President and CEO Lisa Mallon. “We are happy to have him join our Primary Care Center and continue to offer the exceptional care he provides to his patients.”

J.C. Blair Offers Tips for New Year’s Resolutions in January

With the new year quickly approaching, new year’s resolutions are often looked to as a way to bring on exciting changes in the new year. J.C. Blair offers some tips to help you keep your new year’s resolutions.

For a healthier you, set smaller goals that will lead to your larger resolution. By setting smaller goals, you are able to stay motivated and celebrate the progress you are making. 

J.C. Blair Auxiliary’s Gala Supports Purchase of New Anesthesia Equipment

The 2014 Monte Carlo Ball, the annual signature fundraising event for J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary, was a huge success due to the support of many members of the community and numerous corporate sponsors. Because of the generosity of those individuals and businesses, the Auxiliary was able to raise and donate over $57,000 to the hospital. For over 100 years, the Auxiliary has provided funds to enhance, update, and augment its healthcare services. This year the money raised was earmarked for new anesthesia machines.

J.C. Blair Offers Healthy Holiday Tips for December

With the holiday festivities in full swing, J.C. Blair has some healthy tips to avoid overindulgences and ways to remain physically active. While unhealthy holiday treats can be found at every home, party, and even office meeting, it is important to remember that indulgences are permissible. By depriving all treats, the holidays will appear never-ending. By passing up the store bought cookies for the family’s traditional treat, the cravings will be satisfied without going overboard. 

J.C. Blair Accepts all Major Insurances

J.C. Blair President and CEO Lisa Mallon wants to assure area residents that J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and its physician group, J.C. Blair Medical Services, accepts all major insurance plans and will continue to care for all area residents.


J.C. Blair Welcomes Two New Vascular Specialists

Two new cardiologists have joined J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Care Center: Amit Nanavati, M.D., and Michael Sabatini, M.D., PhD. “We are delighted to introduce two more skilled cardiologists to J.C. Blair’s Cardiac Care Center, who can provide convenient access to cardiology services right here in our community,” stated Lisa Mallon, J.C. Blair President & CEO. They join the group of seven other cardiologists who treat inpatients at J.C. Blair and evaluate outpatients in the hospital’s Cardiac Care Center located in the Second Floor Specialty Care Clinic.

Volunteers welcoming newborn

J.C. Blair Volunteers Celebrate Milestone Birthdays with Newborn

Huntingdon, PA, 11/17/14 – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital volunteers Jane Hearn, 95, (seated) and Jean Itinger, 90, (standing right) welcomed baby Pyper Marie Fisher of Mount Union.  Volunteer Hearn celebrated her 95th birthday on Wednesday, November 12 with newborn Pyper while Volunteer Itinger celebrated her 90th on Thursday, November 13.

J.C. Blair Hosts Mammography Screening Day

The staff of the Women's Imaging Center at J.C. Blair invites women to a Pink Rain: Shelter from the Storm Mammography Screening Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Women's Imaging Center to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

J.C. Blair's New MRI Unit Meets Final Approval

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) recently awarded J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Department its final approval for the new wide bore MRI system. The award recognizes that the hospital's new MRI has undergone a rigorous inspection of the facilities, equipment, and safety standards to meet the Department of Health's standards of care.