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Penn Highlands Huntingdon to maintain precautions

As Huntingdon prepares to transition into a less restrictive phase, Penn Highlands Huntingdon — formerly J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital — reminds the public that its hospital and physician practices are open, safe and fully operational.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon also lists the precautions the organization will keep in place to help maintain the safety of patients, employees and the community, all in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon may allow one support person to be present with a patient undergoing a surgical or endoscopy procedure, or if the patient is in need of assistance.

Entry points for Penn Highlands Huntingdon and any affiliated clinical care settings remain limited to the main entrance, where verbal screenings and temperature checks will continue to take place.

For the safety of patients, staff and support persons, everyone must wear a mask while inside Penn Highlands facilities unless medical reasons render breathing difficult.

State College

Swift Kennedy launches enhanced services

Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm with an office in State College, is now offering enhanced virtual employee benefits services to help employers, human resources/benefits staff and employees face the challenges of the current fast-paced, ever-changing business environment.

The digital platform will give business owners the option of virtual face-to-face meetings with benefit specialists to review and discuss insurance options, strategies, and renewals in the comfort of their own office. It will also provide decision makers with online benefit administration, virtual open enrollment meetings, group outreach opportunities, employee education, and day-to-day support.


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