Surgical Services

Our modern surgical suites are staffed by the finest, most highly skilled team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, anesthetists, nurses and technicians. Working with modern equipment in a strictly controlled environment, the surgical team applies their exacting skills to a wide variety of procedures, including: general; gynecological; orthopedic; urological; ophthalmic; vascular; dental; podiatric; ear, nose and throat; and plastic surgery. These are all performed on a regular basis. Many of these surgeries are performed laparoscopically to facilitate patient safety, comfort and recovery. Extensive use of epidural, spinal and regional analgesia allows for effective pain control after major surgeries. Increasing numbers of pediatric surgeries are being performed safely on an outpatient basis. For emergency procedures, our staff is available 24 hours a day.
Following surgery, patients are taken into the adjoining post anesthesia care unit for constant observation by certified PACU nurses during the postoperative period until they are judged by their physician to be in satisfactory condition to be returned to their room or to be discharged to their home.

Punxsutawney Area Hospital is conveniently located approximately three miles north of Punxsutawney, just off Route 36.

From downtown Punxsutawney, simply travel north on Route 36 (Route 36 is Mahoning Street). Look for the hospital sign on the right side of the road about a mile beyond the Country Club.  We are located approximately 16 miles south of Brookville.

For generations, the community has depended on Punxsutawney Area Hospital to provide the best healthcare in the area. In a medical world that is constantly changing, the employees and affiliated physicians at Punxsutawney Area Hospital strive to meet the challenges that medicine provides. From business professionals and physicians, to nurses and support staff, the hospital is a family that works together to deliver the best in patient care. In fact Punxsutawney Area Hospital was recently identified as a top 100 hospital in the country, number one hospital in Pennsylvania for patient satisfaction, and our nurses are ranked in the top 1% in the United States.

We look for healthcare professionals who share our values of compassion, understanding, and a steadfast commitment to excellence. For more information on employment opportunities, please contact Wendy Depp or Barbara Kostok in our Human Resources Department.

We also invite you to apply for open positions by filling out our online form or send your application to:

Punxsutawney Area Hospital
Human Resources Department
81 Hillcrest Drive
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Attn: Barbara Kostok, Human Resources Director