J.C. Blair joins Penn Highlands Heathcare

The Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare, effective June 1, following recent regulatory reviews and approvals.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, nonprofit community hospital, is now known as Penn Highlands Huntingdon, making it the fifth hospital in the Penn Highlands Healthcare system.

The boards of directors of both Penn Highlands Healthcare and J.C. Blair signed a letter of intent in October that paved the way for this affiliation. After rigorous due diligence, research and discussion, a definitive agreement was signed and received official regulatory review and approval.

According to Dick Pfingstler, chairman of the Penn Highlands Healthcare Board, the affiliation of J.C. Blair will expand the geographic footprint of Penn Highlands Healthcare while strengthening its ability to recruit providers and further grow many of its specialty services.


SFU sets pre-business planning seminar

The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled a pre-business planning seminar from 5 to 7 p.m. June 26 at the SBDC, 2299 Manor Drive.

This free seminar is for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business.

Topics to be discussed are feasibility issues, marketing, recordkeeping, business plans, legal issues, regulations/taxes and financing.

Interested persons may register online at https://www.francis.edu/SBDC

-Workshops/ or contact the SBDC at

472-3200 or by email at sbdc@francis.edu.