PAH plans to Celebrate National Hospital Week

May 8th through May 14th

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. 
The Punxsutawney Area Hospital, even during the challenging times of the pandemic, has many reasons to celebrate this National Hospital Week. The Punxsutawney Area Hospital has been named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital for the past 4 consecutive years. This year, PAH received the national recognition of being named a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital in the US. With hospitals across the United States considered in this category; our community hospital has made the top of the list. This is a tremendous honor and distinction that the community can celebrate not just during National Hospital Week but year-round.
Punxsutawney Area Hospital currently employs over 400 individuals.  According to Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, Punxsutawney Area Hospital ranked as the 3rd largest employer in Jefferson County. Like many organizations in the community, PAH is currently hiring in various departments and various positions. There are many great opportunities to join this award-winning workforce which can be viewed on
In the past year, Punxsutawney Area Hospital initiated the following new service lines and specialties in conjunction with IRMC: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Pain Clinic, Bariatrics, and Podiatry. The Rapid Care: Walk-in Clinic provided the community an additional option for receiving care throughout the past year both in person and virtual visits.
As an active organization in the community, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital hosted various vaccine clinics for the community as well as the Blood Screening Program that is held in conjunction with the Punxsutawney Rotary Club. PAH participated in Festival in the Park, Circle of Trees, Home for the Holidays Parade, and various other community activities. The Punxsutawney Area Hospital started the Heart Strong Program with the goal of increasing community awareness to population health.  
Looking forward, PAH has many reasons to celebrate on the horizon. Based on continual evaluations of the community needs, PAH will be commencing an Emergency Department and Outpatient Expansion and Renovation Project.  
Join the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in celebrating all of these accomplishments during the 2022 National Hospital Week.