Hospital News

JC Blair Grants Holiday Wishes of 150 Local Kids

Huntingdon, PA (12/22/16) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital employees presented gifts for over 150 children to the Salvation Army for their 2016 “Treasures for Children” Campaign.

This marks the 20th year that hospital employees, physicians, and board members have donated their time and treasure to purchase gifts to fulfill the wishes of local children during the Christmas season. 

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Reports 10th Annual Scott Grugan Memorial 5K Results

Huntingdon, PA (11/16/16) – Members of the Huntingdon community participated in the 10th Annual Scott Grugan Memorial 5K Trail Run and Walk held on Saturday, October 29 at Flag Pole Hill in Huntingdon. People of all ages gathered together to enjoy a walk or run through the wooded trails in memory of Scott Grugan, a well-respected physician, friend, and family member of many of the participants.

J.C. Blair Invites Community to Annual Breakfast and ER Ribbon Cutting

Huntingdon, PA (10/28/16) –The Board of Directors of the J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., a PinnacleHealth Affiliate, extends an invitation to area residents to attend the 2016 Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 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. 

10th Annual Scott Grugan Memorial 5K is October 29

Huntingdon, PA, 10/17/16 –The 10th Annual Scott Grugan Memorial 5K and One Mile Trail Run or Walk will take place on Saturday, October 29 at Flag Pole Hill, Huntingdon. The run honors the former chief radiologist at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, who died in 2005. Dr. Grugan was not only a well-respected physician and member of the Huntingdon community, but also an avid runner.

Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot Enhances Quality at J.C. Blair

Huntingdon, PA (10/14/16) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recently invested in a Xenex germ-zapping robot that is assisting the hospital environmental services staff with the cleaning of patient and procedure rooms. The Xenex robot, named “Rosie” by the hospital staff, was purchased with the support of a generous donation from the J.C. Blair Foundation.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Celebrates Pharmacy Week

Huntingdon, PA (10/14/16) –National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week is October 16 through October 22, which gives J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Pharmacy Departments the opportunity to celebrate and recognize their recent achievements. The past 12 months have brought about many beneficial changes and advancements throughout the Hospital, and the Pharmacy Department is no exception.  

How to Prepare for Health Insurance Enrollment

As the Certified Application Counselor at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, I would like to share some tips to prepare you for Open Enrollment for federal health insurance.

J.C. Blair Pharmacy Improves Care with New Automated Medication Dispensing System

Huntingdon, PA (10/11/16) – The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Pharmacy department made a giant leap in technology in 2016 to improve patient safety, increase quality of care, and control costs with the new Pyxis automatic medication dispensing system. The Pyxis system was made possible with a generous gift from the J.C. Blair Foundation.

JV School District to Celebrate Walk to School Day Oct 5 - Expect Possible Traffic Delay

Huntingdon, PA 10/03/16– Juniata Valley School District, Safe Kids Pennsylvania JC Blair Partners, and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will join schools from around the country to celebrate International Walk to School Day.   

J.C. Blair Welcomes New Cardiologists

Huntingdon, PA (09/30/2016) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of cardiologists James Gerardo, M.D., and Medhat Zaher, M.D., to its medical staff. “The addition of Drs. Gerardo and Zaher to our cardiology team demonstrates a strong commitment to growing our cardiology program at J.C. Blair,” said Jason Hawkins, J.C. Blair President and CEO.

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