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Altoona Regional Health System
Facilities Intensivist services are provided at Altoona Regional, part of Altoona Regional Health System, a 497-bed regional referral and accredited trauma center. Surgical services at Altoona Regional include Trauma, Neurosurgery, Open Heart (Center for Cardiac Care), Orthopedic, and all basic surgical specialties. The emergency department sees approximately 85,000 outpatient visits and 37,000 Emergency Dept. visits annually. Altoona Regional has the largest service area in the state—serving over 20 counties in West-Central Pennsylvania, Altoona Regional is centrally located between Danville, Hershey, Johnstown, and State College.
Location The Medical Director will be required to live within 30 minutes driving distance to the hospital, located in downtown Altoona. Altoona is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes north of the PA Turnpike (via I-99). The greater Altoona area is easily accessible from several major metropolitan areas in the Northeast. Daily train service is provided from New York City and Philadelphia, directly into Altoona on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian line. The Altoona-Blair County Airport provides commercial air service, offering daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. University Park Airport in State College, PA (40 minutes away) also provides daily flights to and from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Detroit. The Pennsylvania Turnpike also provides access from Pittsburgh (2 hours), Baltimore (3 hours), and Philadelphia (4 hours). The region features several family-friendly suburban communities with high performing schools, safe neighborhoods, and affordable housing, including Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, Martinsburg, and Altoona.