J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital honored individuals within the J.C. Blair Health System family who have contributed significantly over the past century to the Hospital and its place in the Huntingdon County community during the Recognition Award Ceremony at the 100th Anniversary Evening of Promise Gala on Saturday evening, September 17, 2011 at Lake Raystown Resort. Award categories included Volunteer Award of Honor, the Health Care Professional Award, and the Kate Fisher Blair Philanthropy Award.
The Volunteer Award of Honor was presented to Pamela Kenyon Thompson. Thompson is a lifelong citizen of Huntingdon who started volunteering at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital as a teenager in what was then known as the Junior Auxiliary. As an adult, she became a long term member of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair and held many positions including President. She became active in the Pennsylvania Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (PAHA) where she again held many offices at the regional and state level. As Auxiliary President, she served on the Hospital Board of Directors and was then elected to a position on the Board after her Auxiliary term expired. She was the first woman elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Hospital. Throughout her life, Pam has dedicated her service to J.C. Blair and brought many new ideas to the Auxiliary and to our community hospital, contributing to the longevity and the success of both.