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Conemaugh welcomes UOC

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is welcoming UniversityOrtho, also known as University Orthopedics Center or UOC, to its team of experts.

Dr. Joshua Greenleaf, Dr. Christopher McClellan, Dr. Shawn Saylor and Dr. Jonathan Van Kleunen — along with Brett Beach, PA-C, and Vanessa Colquhoun, PA-C — will see patients Tuesdays and Thursdays at Conemaugh East Hills, 1450 Scalp Ave., Suite 301, Johnstown. 

This, in addition to Conemaugh’s established Joint AdVentures program, allows the UOC team to provide care to a greater number of people in Johnstown and surrounding areas that includes sports medicine, hip/knee replacement and general orthopedic surgery, which will be provided at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Established in 1991, UOC is headquartered in State College with offices in Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, DuBois, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Reedsville, Roaring Spring and Tyrone, and employs more than 250 people. 


FNB updates loan info

F.N.B. Corp. announced updated loan deferral information which includes a substantial decrease in the amount of loans on temporary deferral compared to June 30.

As of Sept.15, second deferrals were $434 million, or 1.8% of total loans and leases (excluding Paycheck Protection Program loans) compared to $2.4 billion, or 10.3% of total loans and leases (excluding Paycheck Protection Program loans) in deferral at June 30. The level on Sept. 15 also included $383 million of loans still in the first deferral period.

The company has total assets of nearly $38 billion and approximately 350 banking offices with operations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Club to focus on agriculture

October is “Farm-City Month” and, as is traditional, the Blair County Chamber’s focus at its monthly Breakfast Club is on agriculture and what it means to Blair County.

This year, because of COVID-19, the annual Farm-City Dinner has been canceled.

The Agricultural Community Excellence Award, which is always presented at that dinner, will instead be presented at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 8  at The Casino at Lakemont Park to Fred Imler Sr. and Imler’s Poultry.

The guest speaker will be Donald Brumbaugh, whose family received the first Farm-City award in 1970. The cost to attend is $20. To register, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online.  

Local business accredited

Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center and the Altoona Center for Clinical Research has met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA Inc., a leading laboratory accreditor.

Accreditation is given to laboratories that apply the highest standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass an on-site laboratory survey. 

Management changes made

Changes have been made at Dean Patterson Automotive with an eye toward the future.

Marion Dean Patterson IV is the new owner of the business after buying it from his father, and he has made several management changes.

Danny Sauro joined Patterson Automotive — which includes Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hyundai and Mazda franchises — as executive manager and brought in Jean Johnson as general sales manager and Robbie Shaffer as  sales manager.


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