Hospital News

JC Blair/Kiwanis Sponsor Community Wellness Check May 6

Huntingdon, PA (3/29/17) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Huntingdon are partnering for the sixth year to offer a Community Wellness Check on Saturday, May 6, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the J.C. Blair Education Center on the Hospital campus in Huntingdon. The Wellness Check is an affordable, comprehensive blood test – over $350 value for just $40. Appointments can be made by going online to or by calling the hospital’s Community Relations office at (814) 643-8675.

Area Residents with Lung Disease Benefit from Pulmonary Rehab Program

Huntingdon, PA (3/13/17) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is celebrating AACVPR National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12-18, promoting the benefits pulmonary rehabilitation can provide patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

J.C. Blair Exceeds United Way Giving Goal

Huntingdon, PA, 3/9/17 – J.C. Blair Health System employees raised $26,845 for the Huntingdon County United Way, exceeding the 2016-17 campaign goal of $25,000. Campaign chairs, pictured left to right, Gail Young, Haley Parsons and Susan Hess, presented the check to Huntingdon County United Way Director Kathy Armillei.

J.C. Blair Joins Forces to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“80% by 2018” is a shared goal to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

J.C. Blair Restricts Visitation Due to Influenza

Huntingdon, PA, 2/20/17 –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:

- No one age 16 or under may visit patients in the hospital.

- Only patient’s immediate family or caregiver is permitted to visit.

J.C. Blair Celebrates Cardiac Rehab Week February 12-18

Huntingdon, PA (2/10/17) – Join J.C. Blair Hospital during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 12-18, in celebrating the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. J.C. Blair will be honoring its staff and patients and the role cardiac rehabilitation plays in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

Nurse Practitioner Joins J.C. Blair Orthopedic Care Center

Huntingdon, PA (2/10/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of nurse practitioner Kevin Malicky to the J.C. Blair Orthopedic Care Center. “The addition of Kevin Malicky to our orthopedic team represents the steps we are taking to growing and strengthening our orthopedic program at J.C. Blair,” said Jason Hawkins, J.C. Blair President and CEO.

J.C. Blair Welcomes New Anesthesiologist

Huntingdon, PA (02/03/2017) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of anesthesiologist Atif Victor Farag, M.D., to its medical staff. “Dr. Farag is well known in the region and will be a great asset to our anesthesia team,” said Adam Dimm, J.C. Blair Chief Operating Officer.

Five Ways J.C. Blair’s CRNAs Provide Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care

Huntingdon, PA (1/20/17) -- In recognition of the exceptional care provided by the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, the hospital will be celebrating “safe and effective anesthesia care for every patient” during the 18th annual National CRNA Week celebration taking place January 22-28, 2017.

J.C. Blair Auxiliary Sponsors 10th Annual Wear Red Day Luncheon

Huntingdon, PA (1/17/2017) – February is Heart Health Month and The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is teaming up with J.C. Blair’s Cardiac Care Center to sponsor the tenth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon on Wednesday, February 1, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College. The featured speaker will be Michael Sabatini, M.D., one of J.C. Blair’s six cardiologists. His presentation is entitled “Warning Signs of a Heart Attack? What’s a Woman to Do?” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at J.C.