J.C. Blair promotes Adam Dimm to CEO

Adam Dimm

HUNTINGDON — In its monthly June meeting, the J.C. Blair Health System Board of Directors voted to promote chief operating officer Adam Dimm to chief executive officer, effective July 1. Current CEO Jason Hawkins and chief financial officer Deborah Shughart will continue as consultants for a period of time for special projects, as needed.

“Adam’s promotion is part of a well-thought-out, long-range plan for leadership succession,” Board chair Fred Price said in a press release. “In the past three years, Dimm has operationalized J.C. Blair’s strategic plan and has engaged with the community. He understands the community’s needs and is ready to lead J.C. Blair into its next chapter as the local leader in health care for the region.”

Under the current leadership team, J.C. Blair has built the new Convenient Care Center, upgraded and expanded the Emergency Department and opened a heart catheterization lab. New equipment has been added and upgrades have been made to nearly every department in the hospital. Dozens of new physicians have joined the medical staff.

Dimm, a graduate of East Juniata High School, joined J.C. Blair in 2014 as PinnacleHealth’s director of strategic management services, when J.C. Blair became an affiliate of PinnacleHealth in May 2014.

He was named vice president and chief operating officer in January 2015 when the boards of J.C. Blair and Fulton County Medical Center signed an agreement to share the leadership team of Hawkins and Shughart as CEO and CFO.

In addition to Dimm’s promotion, Jeff Trapp is being promoted to director of fiscal services.