Hospital News

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.

The Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Day Luncheon

Huntingdon, PA (9/26/16) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and J.C. Blair’s Women’s Imaging Center is kicking off the month with the fourth annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Luncheon on Friday, October 7, at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at Juniata College. The featured speaker will be Ramona Shope, CRNP, of the J.C. Blair Women’s Care Center. Tickets are $10, and available for purchase at the J.C. Blair Hospital Information Desk or through www.jcblair.org until Friday, September 30.

J.C. Blair to Host Health Insurance Outreach Events

Huntingdon, PA (9/12/2016) – J.C. Blair Health System, a PinnacleHealth affiliate, will host a two day health insurance outreach event entitled “Understanding and Navigating the Upcoming Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period.”  The event will be held in the hospital’s main lobby on Monday, September 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health insurance experts from the Area Agency on Aging and the Huntingdon County Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will join J.C.

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

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the employees of Huntingdon PennDOT partnered for the twelfth year in a bike raffle at the Hospital’s Huntingdon County Fair booth. Each year, PennDOT employees raise funds to purchase a girls and boys bike for giveaway. Winners this year were Ian Yutzy, age 9, of Petersburg and Sofia Fortney, age 5, of Huntingdon. Bike helmets were also provided to both winners to ensure safe play on their new bikes.

J.C. Blair and Broad Top Area Medical Center Merge Practices

Huntingdon, PA (8/30/2016) – Effective September 1, 2016, J.C. Blair’s Huntingdon Family Care Center (HFCC) and Trough Creek Medical Care Center (TCMCC) will merge with Broad Top Area Medical Center’s Federally Qualified Health Center (BTAMC FQHC) to become practices of BTAMC FQHC. Patients of J.C. Blair’s practices will continue to see their same physician at the same office locations in Huntingdon and Cassville. The only changes will be new signage and billing from the Broad Top Area Medical Center rather than J.C. Blair Medical Services.

Kish Bank Gift Puts JC Blair ER Project over the Top

Huntingdon, PA (8/9/2016) – Kish Bank has committed $25,000 to the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Emergency Department expansion project, putting the project over goal in its fundraising efforts.  Linda Carpenter, executive director of development and the J.C. Blair Foundation announced, “Kish Bank stepped forward with this commitment to complete the fundraising portion of the project, bringing us over the million dollar mark for funds committed by members of the Huntingdon County community.

JC Blair Rated in Top 22% of Nation's Hospitals

Huntingdon, PA (7/28/2016) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released star ratings for hospitals on its Hospital Compare website (www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare). J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon rated in the top 22% with a four star rating, one of 934 hospitals out of a total of 4,599 hospitals nationwide.

Jim's Anchorage Gift Supports ER Expansion

Huntingdon, PA (7/1/2016) – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recently accepted a generous commitment from Jim’s Anchorage in support of the emergency department expansion project.  This gift will name an exam room in the renovated space. The exam room will be one of 14 rooms that will be equipped with new furnishings and equipment, wall-mounted televisions, and improved patient accessibility for staff.

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