Hospital News

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.

Physician Closes Private Practice and Joins Primary Care Center

Huntingdon, PA, 1/9/17 – Internal medicine physician Dr. Robert Lamey and his office manager and wife Sue have closed their private practice and joined the staff and providers of the Primary Care Center, located at 790 Bryan Street on the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital campus.

The Primary Care Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center and practice of the Broad Top Area Medical Center.

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.