Sen. Blake Statement on Geisinger and TCMC Partnership

On September 28, 2016

SCRANTON, September 28, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the announcement that Geisinger Health System will acquire The Commonwealth Medical College: “Today’s announcement of the partnership between Geisinger Health Systems and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) represents one of the most significant developments in our regional health care […]

Blake: Marcellus Shale Region Cancer Study is Investment in Health and Future of PA

On July 7, 2011

SCRANTON, July 7, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at Lackawanna College to announce a $75,000 state grant to conduct a health survey in the areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus shale drilling operations. The study, which will be conducted by Cancer Institute researchers, […]

Blake: Alarming Budget Cuts Jeopardize Quality of Education and Health Care

On June 28, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 28, 2011 – – Calling the Republican passed $27.15 billion state budget a short-sighted solution that creates bigger problems, state Sen. John P. Blake today criticized the drastic cuts to local school districts, hospitals and other key state investments. The budget, passed by a 30-20 party-line vote, cuts more than $1.1 billion in […]

Blake, Senate Dems Call for Essential Health Care Funding Restorations

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today led a host of Senate Democrats and medical professionals in a call to restore the potentially disastrous cuts proposed to Pennsylvania’s medical schools, bioscience investments and regional cancer centers. “As elected officials, we hold many responsibilities to our constituents, none of which […]

Blake, Sec. Avila Tour Commonwealth Medical College, Discuss Public Health Initiatives

On May 20, 2011

SCRANTON, May 20, 2011 – – State Senator John P. Blake and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila today toured The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) and discussed the importance of public health initiatives and public health research with medical students and faculty. “The Commonwealth Medical College is one of the most important assets […]

Blake Speaks on Aging Issues and Funding to Support Seniors and Their Families

On April 28, 2011

SCRANTON, April 28, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today spoke about funding opportunities and the challenges facing the Pennsylvania legislature as the state’s population continues to age. Participating as a panelist at the University of Scranton’s Conference on Aging Research, Blake said that with more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians set to turn 65 […]

Blake: Health Services Can Ill Afford Corbett Budget Cuts

On March 25, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 25, 2011 — At a recent Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing, state Sen. John P. Blake voiced his concerns over Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to health services and health care delivery. In questioning Acting Health Secretary Dr. Evi Avila, Blake took aim at the proposed elimination of state funding for Scranton’s Commonwealth […]

Yudichak and Blake Comment on Mercy Hospitals Sale

On February 15, 2011

WILKES BARRE, February 15, 2011 –State Sens. John Yudichak and John P. Blake commented today on the outcome of the sale of the remaining Mercy hospitals to Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS). “Mercy Hospital has been a long standing asset to the citizens of Scranton and Northeastern PA,” Yudichak said. “Its affiliation with Community Health […]

Blake Stresses Urgent Need for adultBasic Extension, Expansion

On January 25, 2011

HARRISBURG, January 25, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today echoed the call of legislative leaders to extend the state’s adultBasic health care program so more than 40,000 working Pennsylvanians do not lose their affordable health coverage. “It is imperative that we find a workable, short-term solution so these Pennsylvanians do not lose […]

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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