Hospital News

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 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 ( 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.

Community State Bank Supports JC Blair ER Expansion

Huntingdon, PA (6/23/2016) – Community State Bank of Orbisonia has stepped up to support healthcare in Huntingdon County for the second time in recent months with a gift of $5,000 for the Emergency Room expansion project currently underway.

Last spring, Community State Bank made a $10,000 commitment to the new Convenient Care Center located in the Giant Plaza on Route 22. 

Cook Family Supports JC Blair ER Eye Care Room

Huntingdon, PA (6/17/2016) – After 40 years of serving the Huntingdon community as an optometrist, Dr. John Cook and his wife Carol are extending their community-minded spirit to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital with a contribution of $25,000 to sponsor a state-of-the-art eye exam room in the newly refurbished Emergency Department.  “I can’t think of anything better suited to us than the eye exam room in the new ER,” stated Dr. Cook.