J.C. Blair President & CEO Lisa Mallon is pleased to announce the appointment of James B. Hayden, M.D., as J.C. Blair’s first medical director. As medical director, Hayden will work part time as a liaison between the medical staff and the Health System’s administration and board. His primary focus will be related to clinical quality and the development of a medical care model that will meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Hayden joined J.C. Blair Medical Services in January, after serving as family physician and medical director of the Broad Top Area Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, for a number of years. Board certified in family medicine, he has been on the medical staff at J.C. Blair since 1986. He currently sees patients in the new Huntingdon Family Care Center at 835 Washington Street in Huntingdon and at the Trough Creek Medical Care Center in Cassville. He will continue to see patients in these practices.
“Dr. Hayden will be a tremendous help to me and the entire Health System, as we move forward in developing medical care that truly meets the needs of our community,” said Mallon. “He is very well respected by our physicians and knowledgeable about the “patient-centered medical home” model that is being promoted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).”
Hayden earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and trained at Harrisburg Polyclinic Medical Center. Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, he cares for patients all of ages.
Hayden is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and National Association of Community Health Centers. He was named “Rural Health Hero of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health in 2006.