Hospital News

J.C. Blair Names Executive Vice President

Huntingdon, PA (1/18/2018) – J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. in Huntingdon is pleased to welcome Joseph Myers to its leadership team as the health system’s new executive vice president. “Joe brings a nice mix of skills and knowledge to this position, both fiscal and operational, and he understands healthcare,” said J.C. Blair President and CEO Adam Dimm in making the announcement. Myers started his new position December 18.

J.C. Blair Restricts Visitation Due to Influenza

Huntingdon, PA, 1/10/18 –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:

Marklesburg Church Donates Jared Boxes to J.C. Blair

Huntingdon, PA (12/21/2017) – St. Mathews Lutheran Church Pastor Jennifer Soltis and parishioner Vicky Huggler donated ‘Jared Boxes’ to be given to pediatric patients at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Receiving the gifts are J.C. Blair medical/surgical nurses Gail Anders and Stephanie Stratton.

Tobacco Cessation Program Starts Dec 14

Huntingdon, PA (12/7/2017) – For many folks, this is the time of year for baking, shopping and making holiday preparations. Much emphasis is placed on helping and giving to others. One way we can give to others and help ourselves at the same time is to make positive changes to improve our own health.

Pulmonologist Joins JC Blair Medical Staff

Huntingdon, PA (11/13/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of pulmonologist Robert Gillio, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Gillio will serve as the medical director for the health system’s new Pulmonary Care Center in which he will oversee a new program of lung disease education, prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic, he brings years of clinical experience, having practiced in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, and Penn State Hershey. He complements pulmonologist Jeff Ratner, M.D.

J.C. Blair Invites Community to Annual Breakfast Meeting

The Board of Directors of the J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., a PinnacleHealth Affiliate, extends an invitation to area residents to attend the 2017 Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 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. 

JC Blair Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ask the Experts about Breast Health at Wear Pink Day Luncheon Oct 20

Ob/Gyn Joins JC Blair Medical Staff

Huntingdon, PA (9/18/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of obstetrician/gynecologist Diane Adams, D.O., FACOOG, to its medical staff. Dr. Adams joined Broad Top Area Medical Center’s Women’s Care Center in August.  She brings specialized skills in minimally invasive hysterectomy and advanced surgical techniques which complements the obstetrics and gynecology team of Ralph Aldinger, D.O., and Romona Shope, CRNP.

J.C. Blair & Huntingdon PennDOT Employees Team Up for Kids

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the employees of Huntingdon PennDOT partnered to offer a free bike raffle at the Hospital’s Huntingdon County Fair booth.  Winners this year were Katelyn Kyper, age 7, of Huntingdon and Carson Riley, age 8, also of Huntingdon. Each year Huntingdon PennDOT employees collect donations to purchase the bikes for the fair. Bike helmets were also provided to both winners. Over 600 children entered the bike drawing this year.

Nurses Recognize Longtime Ob/Gyn Physician

Maternity nurse Sabrina Waters, RN, and Director of Maternal Health Services Rita Notestine, RN, adjusted a plaque hung in the maternity department at J.C. Blair Hospital recognizing J.C. Blair Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Ken Lee for his 37 years of service at J.C. Blair. Dr. Lee most recently worked for J.C. Blair’s Women’s Gynecological Care Center which closed July 1.