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Reflections of a CEO

Posted on September 13, 2022 in Latest News

Mr. Daniel Blough has been a fixture of the Punxsutawney Area Hospital for more than 40 years and retired effective September 9th. Mr. Blough and his colleagues were asked to reflect on his many years of service spent at PAH and his time devoted to the health care industry in our community.

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Punxsutawney Cancer Care Fund

Posted on August 15, 2022 in Latest News

A contribution to the Punxsutawney Area Cancer Care Fund is a donation that goes directly into the hands of area families in need. Battling cancer is difficult and knowing that the community is behind a project like this one is what defines true giving and support.

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Important Changes

Posted on July 25, 2022 in Latest News

If so, your plan might no longer be available in Jefferson County as of September 1. You will need to choose a new plan by August 16 or one will be automatically chosen for you.

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PAH participates in the DAISY Foundation

Posted on July 15, 2022 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital is excited to announce their participation in the national nursing recognition program called the DAISY Foundation.

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Substantial/ High Transmission Level

Posted on May 05, 2022 in Latest News

The hospital is operating under a Pennsylvania Department of Health Substantial/ High Level One designated visitor per day, per patient.

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PAH plans to Celebrate National Hospital Week

Posted on April 28, 2022 in Latest News

In recognition of the American Hospital Association’s National Hospital Week, the healthcare community has an opportunity to pause and highlight its hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers, and the innovative ways they have supported the needs of their community members, especially during this pandemic. The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will be celebrating its commitment to the community and their dedicated staff throughout the week May 8th through May 14th. Activities for the staff include different appreciation events, an evening of bowling, a cornhole tournament, a employee work milestone luncheon, a scavenger hunt and trivia contest, and many other great activities.

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Virtual Job Fair

Posted on March 25, 2022 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will be hosting two sessions of a Virtual Registered Nurse Job Fair. The dates of these two sessions are: Tuesday, March 29th starting at Noon and Wednesday, March 30th beginning at 6 p.m. The sessions will each take place using Zoom.

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Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Posted on March 16, 2022 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital has recently been named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to being named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital, PAH has received an addition distinguished honor for the 2022 year.

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Continued Commitment

Posted on February 15, 2022 in Latest News

Over two years since the start of the pandemic, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital continues to be committed to the safety of the community, staff, and patients.

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FDA Update:

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Latest News

Statement From: Patrizia Cavazzoni, M.D. Director - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

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The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Expands Specialty Services

Posted on January 12, 2022 in Latest News

Our community needs are increasing for specialty care services, and PAH is committed to meeting those needs.

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Moderna Booster Clinic

Posted on November 01, 2021 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will be holding a Moderna Booster Clinic on Saturday, November 6th from 12:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. on the Hospital campus.

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Honoring and Remembering

Posted on October 31, 2021 in Latest News

Thank you to all of the essential workers and may we all remember and honor those that we have lost.

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Annual Women's Health Fair

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Latest News

The Annual Women's Health Fair is being held virtually again this year. The Punxsutawney Area Hospital would like to invite you to explore the resources and reach out to any of the service lines for additional information.

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PAH participates in Decon Training

Posted on September 30, 2021 in Latest News

Staff members of the Punxsutawney Area Hospital participated in a rigorous Decontamination Training on the campus of PAH.

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Did you lose or misplace your Covid-19 Card?

Posted on September 02, 2021 in Latest News

Did you lose your CDC COVID-19 vaccine card? The PA DOH vaccination record, as well as the CDC vaccination card that individuals receive at the time of their vaccination, are both official proofs of vaccination.

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PAH Welcomes New Surgeon

Posted on June 15, 2021 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital is excited to announce Dr. Olga Zhadan as the newest member to the General Surgery Team. For more information about Dr. Olga Zhadan or to set up an appointment, contact the General Surgery office at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital by calling 814-938-7045.

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What is Pennsylvania doing about Lyme disease?

Posted on June 02, 2021 in Latest News

Lyme disease affects thousands of Pennsylvanians each year.

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Punxsutawney Community 2021 Multiphasic Blood Screenings

Posted on May 20, 2021 in Latest News

The very popular community blood-screening events held by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and the Punxsutawney Area Hospital with its professional staff as medical providers are planned & registration is now open! The events will be held on Saturday, July 10th from 6:00 to 10:00AM and again on Saturday, July 17th from 6:00 to 9:30AM.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Survey

Posted on April 29, 2021 in Latest News

We need your feedback--please complete our survey!

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PAH: One Year Post COVID-19

Posted on March 16, 2021 in Latest News

Throughout the course the past year, the health care industry has seen many changes. Covid-19 has affected the life and health of millions of people across the world.

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IMPORTANT VACCINE UPDATE

Posted on February 10, 2021 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital Covid 19 Phase 1A Vaccine Program This vaccine distribution process is being held under the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Vaccine Plan. No reservations are being accepted - there are no wait lists. This Vaccine Program is first come, first serve.

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Vaccine Update

Posted on February 08, 2021 in Latest News

As of February 8th, we have not received notification of when we will be approved to receive more vaccines.

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Vaccine Information

Posted on January 21, 2021 in Latest News

At this time, Punxsutawney Area Hospital has no Covid-19 vaccines for distribution. Community residents can check the hospitals website at pah.org and sign up for the email updates. When vaccines are available, the website will update that information and resources will be provided.

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The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Vaccines First Responders

Posted on January 05, 2021 in Latest News

Throughout the course of the pandemic, first responders have been a part of managing the challenges created by the Covid-19 virus. The vaccine, a beacon of hope to potential normalcy, is being

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Vaccines are here.

Posted on December 24, 2020 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, an important milestone for our community.

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Update from the Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Posted on December 08, 2020 in Latest News

For many years, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital has served as the communities health care leaders and has provided necessary care to all residents, especially in times of crisis.

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Updated Order for the PA Department of Health

Posted on December 01, 2020 in Latest News

Updated Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings

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PAH Update

Posted on November 18, 2020 in Latest News

At Punxsutawney Area Hospital, the health and safety of our patients, families, and our staff members is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and are committed to providing comprehensive care and support while also lowering the risk of transmission among our patients and staff members.

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PA Department of Health Provides Great Resource

Posted on November 13, 2020 in Latest News

COVID-19 Patient instructions for self- isolation while awaiting laboratory results.

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The Board of Directors of Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Indiana Regional Medical Center

Posted on November 10, 2020 in Latest News

The Board of Directors of Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Indiana Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce they have entered into a definitive agreement effective November 1, 2020 establishing Pennsylvania Mountains Health Cares Network (PMCN) as the parent organization with governance control over both hospital organizations.

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Suffering from Nasal Obstruction?

Posted on October 20, 2020 in Latest News

Sprays, medications, home remedies—you may feel like you’ve tried it all. Until now, solutions for your nasal obstruction and chronic rhinitis often meant surgery or ongoing medications. Aerin Medical provides effective and affordable non-invasive procedures that are clinically proven to help you find lasting relief for your runny or stuffy nose. So you can get back to living life.

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Non- Symptomatic Testing

Posted on October 02, 2020 in Latest News

Are you non-symptomatic but need a Covid-19 test to travel or to return to work ?

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2020 Multiphasic Blood Screening Postponed

Posted on September 22, 2020 in Latest News

Ensuring the safety of attendees, volunteers, and staff, as well as following all mandates and guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health is the top priority.

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41st Annual Trunzo Golf Outing

Posted on August 06, 2020 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital cordially invites you to join us at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Thursday, August 20th for our 41st annual Dr. F. J. Trunzo Memorial Golf Outing.

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Visitor Policy Update

Posted on July 27, 2020 in Latest News

Visitors, who have traveled outside of the state to the states identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as high risk areas within the last 14 days, will not be permitted to enter the facility.

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The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Home Health Care Agency

Posted on July 16, 2020 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Home Health Care Agency has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year. This is the third consecutive year for this honor.

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Effective Immediately

Posted on July 16, 2020 in Latest News

Visitors, who have traveled outside of the state to the states identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as high risk areas within the last 14 days, will not be permitted to enter the facility.

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Local Business gets Creative to Raise Fund for PPE

Posted on June 23, 2020 in Latest News

Punxsy Perk raised funds for Punxsutawney Area Hospital by selling ‘do it yourself’ at home donut decorating kits.

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Dr. Mazen Hasan Treats First Patient with the UroLift® System

Posted on June 11, 2020 in Latest News

Dr. Hasan today announced that their first patient has been treated with the UroLift® System, a proven, minimally invasive approach to treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, the UroLift System is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, while preserving sexual function.

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Support PAH with Amazon Smile!

Posted on June 09, 2020 in Latest News

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Choose the Punxsutawney Area Hospital as your charity to donate to!

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June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Posted on June 08, 2020 in Latest News

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

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PAH Entrance Updates

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Latest News

When you come to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital Campus, you will see some new directional signage as you drive up Hillcrest Drive. For some of the services at PAH, you will be asked to use a different entrance then historically used.

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PAH Updated Visitor Policy

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Latest News

We’re continuing to update our visitor guidelines for the health and safety of our patients and team members.

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Q&A with the COVID-19 Planning Team

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Latest News

Jefferson County is currently operating under a phase yellow. This has more residents getting back to work and getting out of their houses. Balancing economic benefits and public health risks, Governor Tom Wolf announced the reopening of 24 counties in the northwest and north-central regions of the state, moving them from red to yellow.

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National Hospital Week

Posted on May 09, 2020 in Latest News

National Hospital Week is celebrated annually to highlight the adage of every hospital, health system, and person involved in keeping our communities healthy.

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Rapid Care Office set to open on May 11th

Posted on May 04, 2020 in Latest News

The hospital is excited to announce that the Rapid Care Walk In Clinic will be open for walk in visits starting Monday, May 11th.

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The Latest Guidance

Posted on May 02, 2020 in Latest News

All 67 counties in Pennsylvania are under a Stay at Home Order through May 8. All of Pennsylvania is currently in the red phase. Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, May 8, 24 counties will move from red to yellow.

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Hospital leadership participates in planning sessions

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Latest News

We will be populating our surgical schedule beginning May 11th for a ‘back to normal operation’”, announced Dr. Kyle Lingenfelter, Chief of Surgery at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

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Testing and Masking Questions Answered

Posted on April 20, 2020 in Latest News

During the current time of uncertainty-- information and policies are changing daily on two major topics: testing and masking. The Punxsutawney Area Hospital is actively educating staff and community members regarding these two topics as it relates to our individual and community health efforts.

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Recommendations from PA Governor Wolf

Posted on April 14, 2020 in Latest News

On April 3, Governor Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask if they must leave their homes.

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Lending A Helping Hand

Posted on April 13, 2020 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital Food Service Manager, Ron Burkhardt, has been lending an extra helping hand to fellow coworkers. Since the beginning of April, the cafeteria has been offering a limited selection of grocery and food items for hospital employees to purchase.

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PAH Receives Donations

Posted on April 07, 2020 in Latest News

PAH was presented with a $2,000 donation for PPE.

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Testing for COVID-19

Posted on April 06, 2020 in Latest News

Many community residents are asking: What’s going on with COVID 19 testing in Punxsutawney?

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Stress & COVID-19

Posted on April 02, 2020 in Latest News

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

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Punxsutawney Area Hospital set to begin Video Visits

Posted on March 26, 2020 in Latest News

Video Visits and telemedicine allow health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology.

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Punxsutawney Area Hospital’s CEO Weighs in on COVID 19

Posted on March 24, 2020 in Latest News

No one is busier these days than Punxsutawney Area Hospital CEO, Daniel Blough. As one of Pennsylvania hospital’s most seasoned executives, we took a few minutes to ask him some questions that our community is asking.

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Ask the Provider

Posted on March 23, 2020 in Latest News

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital is excited to announce a new social media initiative- Ask the Provider. Sounds intriguing right?

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Visitor Restrictions at PAH

Posted on March 23, 2020 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital is committed to the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. In doing so, we will be limiting the number of people in our facility through the following visitation restrictions, effective Saturday March 21, 2020, until further notice.

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Sign Up for our E-Newsletter

Posted on March 23, 2020 in Latest News

Sign up for the Punxsutawney Area Hospital E-Newsletter. We look forward to providing you with useful and informative information about the hospital and current medical topics.

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COVID- 19 Call Center

Posted on March 23, 2020 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital is committed to providing the community with up to date information regarding COVID- 19. For general information visit www.cdc.gov or www.health.pa.gov.

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Achoo or the Flu?

Posted on December 04, 2019 in Latest News

Though it tends to coincide with many fall and winter holidays, no one looks forward to flu season. But how can you tell the difference between a case of the sniffles and something more serious?

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Cancer Care on Our Campus

Posted on December 04, 2019 in Latest News

With the recent announcement of the closure of the Allegany Health Network Cancer Unit at our facility as of December 1,of 2019, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital is pleased to inform you that we will be continuing cancer care on our campus.

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Punxsutawney Area Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Posted on December 04, 2019 in Latest News

Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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