Business

J.C. Blair to increase cancer screenings

HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Gastroenterology Associates of Huntingdon announced both are making the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the “80 percent by 2018” initiative, led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease ...

J.C. Blair celebrates Pulmonary Rehab Week

HUNTINGDON – J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is celebrating American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12-18, promoting the benefits pulmonary rehabilitation can provide patients suffering from chronic ...

Dr. Christopher
Kocher

Dr. Kocher joins Mount Nittany Group

STATE COLLEGE — Dr. Christopher Kocher has joined Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology, according to a press release. “My philosophy of care is to simply treat every patient as if they were part of my own family,” Kocher said in the release. “I try to put myself in their shoes ...

Technician achieves senior master rank

LEWISTOWN — Adam Johnson, of Lake Ford Lincoln, has achieved the rank of senior master technician. Johnson has completed over 500 hours of specialized training to achieve this, and is one of only 362 technicians in the Philadelphia Region to earn this rank.

Upcoming career fair to be held in Mifflintown

MIFFLINTOWN — An early childhood and education career fair will be held from 4-6 p.m. March 23 at Fermanagh-Mifflintown Elementary School, 75 S. Seventh St., Mifflintown. The event is hosted collaboratively by the Juniata County School District, Juniata County Head Start and Tuscarora ...

Giant announces recall of creamy soy nut butter

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Following a recall by The SoyNut Butter Co., Giant/Martin’s announced it has removed from stores I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter that is potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The following product is included in this recall: ...

Geisinger Health System to hire 2,000 employees

LEWISTOWN — Six months after launching a recruitment campaign to hire 1,500 employees, Geisinger Health System has announced further efforts to hire an additional 2,000 employees in 2017. The new hires — including both clinical and non-clinical staff — will reach across the system’s ...

Classes available to assist adults with education, employment opportunities

LEWISTOWN — Community Education and Workforce Services of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit is offering classes for adults seeking to improve their education and expand employment opportunities. Classes provide students with a variety of educational opportunities including a review of basic ...

Photo submitted by ANISSA ILIE 
Members of the 2017 Charity Ball Committee are, from left, Kathleen Majewski, 
Kathleen Hulburt, Amy Gravine, Genevieve Hulburt, Pat Roenigk, Tracie Doucette, Jennifer Driscoll, Jean Moore, Monica Wright, Gina Woskob, co-chair; Melissa 
Hawbaker, chair; and Rebecca Caylor.

Charity ball raises $200K for children’s advocacy

STATE COLLEGE — The 69th annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Charity Ball, themed “A Starlit Evening on the Serengeti,” raised a record breaking $200,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Center County, Mount Nittany Health. During the Mount Nittany Health Foundation’s ...

Dr. Daniel
Lin

Dr. Daniel Lin earns special designation

STATE COLLEGE – Dr. Daniel Lin, hospitalist, Mount Nittany Physician Group, recently earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine, according to a press release. The FHM designation demonstrates core values of leadership, teamwork and quality ...