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Trans Am, OGH, Olean Fire and EMS receive Heart Association awards

Jul 21, 2016

Olean General Hospital (member of Upper Allegheny Health System), Trans Am Ambulance Services, Inc., and City of Olean Bureau of Fire and EMS will receive 2016 Mission: Lifeline®® Awards for their outstanding success within the Mission Lifeline® STEMI Program, July... [ learn more ]

OGH, Cuba Memorial to Offer Expanded Lab Service Hours

Jul 14, 2016

The outpatient laboratory service center at Cuba Memorial Hospital will begin offering expanded hours later this month under a new agreement between Cuba Memorial Hospital (CMH) and Olean General Hospital (OGH). Under the agreement, Olean General Hospital, member hospital of... [ learn more ]

OGH earns Joint Commission accreditation

Jul 13, 2016

Olean General Hospital recently earned hospital reaccreditation from The Joint Commission. In order to earn accreditation, a team of Joint Commission surveyors conducted an unannounced, rigorous onsite survey, evaluating compliance with hospital standards related to emergency management, environment of care, infection... [ learn more ]

UAHS among Most Wired health systems in nation

Jul 06, 2016

Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) representing member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, has been named to the nation’s list of Most Wired® hospitals and health systems by the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Forum. The recognition is... [ learn more ]

OGH earns full accreditation in Chest Pain Center and Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention

Jul 05, 2016

Olean General Hospital’s Chest Pain Center has earned a full three-year accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for chest pain and treatment of patients with Acute Coronary syndrome and in Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention (PCI). The hospital earned... [ learn more ]

Stromecki receives quality award

Jun 17, 2016

Alicia Stromecki, a phlebotomist at Olean General Hospital, received the 2016 Dr. Mary Ellen Reitz Quality Award. The award is presented by Associated Clinical Labs, the company that manages laboratory services at OGH, to someone who exemplifies quality values by... [ learn more ]

Zonta recognized by OGH

Jun 09, 2016

Members of Zonta Club of Olean were recently recognized by the Olean General Hospital Foundation and the director of the Mildred Milliman Radiation Center, a premier affiliate of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, for contributing over $13,000 to help provide state-of-the-art... [ learn more ]

30th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held June 16

Jun 08, 2016

The 30th annual Olean General Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 16 on the front lawn at OGH. In addition to the more than 80 pounds of strawberries used to serve strawberry shortcake,... [ learn more ]

Students visit OGH for Buddy's First Visit

Jun 07, 2016

Mickey Forness, RN, at Olean General Hospital talks to students from Washington West Elementary School during a visit to the hospital’s emergency department June 7. Three classes from Washington West visited OGH during the week for “Buddy’s First Visit,” a program... [ learn more ]

Finan to discuss affiliation with Kaleida Health

May 25, 2016

Timothy J. Finan, president and chief executive officer, of Upper Allegheny Health System, Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, will present “Affiliation with Kaleida Health” Wednesday, June 1, in the Education Center at OGH. Finan will discuss the recent... [ learn more ]

Upper Allegheny, Kaleida Health to affiliate

May 24, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - May 25, 2016 Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with the Kaleida Health system, a move that is designed to strengthen and enhance healthcare in Southwestern New... [ learn more ]

Electrophysiology Program Approved for Olean General

May 12, 2016

A joint Certificate of Need between Kaleida Health and Olean General Hospital (OGH) to establish an electrophysiology program (EP) at OGH has been approved by the New York State Department of Health. The EP program will enable physicians to treat... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital honors nurses

May 06, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - May 7, 2016 Olean General Hospital honored its nursing staff during the 14th annual Hilal Nursing Recognition Program May 6 in conjunction with the hospital’s National Nurses Week activities. This event has been sponsored since... [ learn more ]

OGH honors volunteers

Apr 12, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 4/21/16 Olean General Hospital honored its volunteers for their time and service to the hospital during a recognition dinner April 12, which was held during National Volunteer Week. The hospital recognized 150 active volunteers who... [ learn more ]

Finan to present report to the community

Mar 28, 2016

Timothy J. Finan, president and chief executive officer, of Upper Allegheny Health System, Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, will present “A Report to the Community” Wednesday, April 6, in the Education Center at OGH. The report will... [ learn more ]

Olean General only WNY hospital to earn accreditation with distinction

Mar 25, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 3/27/16 The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Olean General Hospital (OGH) has received a special four year accreditation with distinction for its hyperbaric oxygen services from the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical... [ learn more ]

Girl Scouts donate gift basket to baby at OGH in honor of 104th birthday

Mar 15, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 3/22/16 Richard Whitney, RN, obstetrics nurse manager at Olean General Hospital, presents a gift basket to new mom Lacy Porter and her daughter, Kylie Gilmore, on behalf of the Portville Girl Scout Troop 10167.... [ learn more ]

OGH earns ultrasound accreditation

Mar 07, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 3/15/16 Olean General Hospital, member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology... [ learn more ]

Sleep is the center of everyday wellness - Sleep Awareness Week - March 6-13, 2016

Mar 07, 2016

Achieving a work-life balance is difficult and stressful for a lot people. Between careers, school, families, and activities, the stress of everyday life often puts adequate sleep on the backburner for people. Not getting enough zzzs is more detrimental to a... [ learn more ]

OGH works to keep ER wait times down

Mar 02, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 3/3/16 When people are sick or injured, the last thing they want to do is wait for long periods of time in a hospital emergency room. ER wait times are a frequent complaint among patients... [ learn more ]

Dr. Fiorentino appointed to UAHS board

Feb 25, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 2/27/16 Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) elected Lisa Fiorentino, Ph.D, R.N., to the health system’s Board of Directors at its February 24 meeting. Dr. Fiorentino is Director of the Center for Rural Health Practice... [ learn more ]

OGH to host community breakfast series

Feb 17, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 2/26/16, 3/3/16 Olean General Hospital will host a new community breakfast series to inform the community of the quality of care and accomplishments happening at the hospital. This year’s schedule includes new and interesting topics... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital earns pharmacy awards

Feb 04, 2016

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 2/19/16, 3/15/16 CompleteRx, which provides pharmacy services to Olean General Hospital, recently presented awards to Ashley Halloran, pharmacy director, and the department for their outstanding work. The department received the Performance Improvement Award for their... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center recognize McDowell, re-elect board members

Jan 29, 2016

printed in the Bradford Era - 1/29/16 The Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center board of directors recognized Richard McDowell, Ph.D., president emeritus, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, as he announced he is stepping... [ learn more ]

Heart Healthy Expo to be held Feb. 13

Jan 28, 2016

Olean General Hospital will host numerous events in February in recognition of National Heart Month. The Healthy Heart Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., February 13 at Good Times of Olean. Co-hosted by WPIG and Good Times,... [ learn more ]

OGH to honor cancer survivors at Bona's Pink Game

Jan 28, 2016

Olean General Hospital will celebrate cancer survivors at the St. Bonaventure Women's Basketball Pink Game, Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m., at the Reilly Center. All cancer survivors and their families are invited to a pregame celebration at 6 p.m. in... [ learn more ]

Independent Living Lab open house held

Jan 28, 2016

Olean General Hospital held an open house Wednesday, officially opening its Independent Living Lab. The new 450 square foot space is located in the hospital’s subacute rehabilitation unit and helps patients practice independent living skills in a therapy environment before... [ learn more ]

OGH and BRMC Introduce New Communications Tool

Dec 18, 2015

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 12/29/15   OGH and BRMC Introduce New Communications Tool Enhances Language Assistance  Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, member hospitals of Upper... [ learn more ]

Quality Efforts Showing Results at BRMC and OGH

Dec 18, 2015

Quality Efforts Showing Results at BRMC and OGH The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that for fiscal year 2016, 758 hospitals were penalized under the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) reduction program, costing them $364 million in... [ learn more ]

OGH Opens New Independent Living Lab

Dec 01, 2015

Olean General Hospital (OGH) opened the doors to its new patient Independent Living Laboratory on November 20. The 450 sq. ft. room is part of the hospital’s Subacute Rehabilitation Unit and is designed... [ learn more ]

OGH and BRMC Add High Tech Weapons to Combat Hospital Infections

Nov 10, 2015

Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) and Olean General Hospital (OGH), member hospitals of Upper Allegheny Health System, have acquired the latest in advanced ultraviolet technology to create a safer environment for patients and staff. The newly purchased Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV System... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital Earns an A in Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

Nov 01, 2015

printed in the Olean Times Herald - 11/2/15 Olean General Hospital was only one of three hospitals in the eight county Western New York region to receive an ‘A’ grade. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly... [ learn more ]

Gundlah Dental Center Welcomes Experienced Dentist

Oct 26, 2015

Dr. Pamela Nordland, a 36 year veteran of private practice has joined the dental team at Gundlah Dental Center at Olean General Hospital. As the long-term sole practitioner and owner of her... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital Nurse Receives Annual Achievement Award from Emergency Nurses Association

Oct 19, 2015

Olean General Hospital is pleased to announce that Jacquelyn Glendinning, RN, is the recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award. The Barbara A.... [ learn more ]

New Dentist at Delevan Health and Dental Center

Sep 29, 2015

David Cappuccio, DDS, joined the dental team at the Delevan Health and Dental Center, October 1. Dr. Cappuccio joins Jane Ogembo, DDS and is now accepting new patients. A resident of... [ learn more ]

Oncologist Dr. Judit Gellen Joins BRMC/OGH and Foothills Medical Group

Jul 31, 2015

Upper Allegheny Health System and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have partnered once again to make sure that cancer patients across Southwest­ern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania have access to the most effective, evidence-based therapies and comprehensive care planning. Judit Gellen, MD,... [ learn more ]

OGH DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM MERITS ADA RECOGNITION

Mar 05, 2015

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Olean General Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Education program. The program was the first “recognized” program west of the Hudson in New... [ learn more ]

Upper Allegheny Health System Elects Board Officers

Jan 30, 2015

Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS), parent company of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, elected its 2015 Board of Directors Officers at the organization’s annual meeting January 28. Five Board members were re-elected to three-year terms. The new officers... [ learn more ]

Two of 600 Hearts at Olean General Hospital

Nov 06, 2014

When it comes to a heart attack, doctors and nurses often use the phrase “time is muscle”. Medical experts say the quicker you get to a hospital with cardiac capabilities during a... [ learn more ]

UAHS Welcomes Bill Purcell to Cutco Theater for Obesity Discussion

Mar 06, 2014

The Upper Allegheny Health System and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital will welcome William “Bill” Purcell to the Jamestown Community College Cutco Theater on Wednesday, March 19 to address the growing nationwide obesity problem. Purcell... [ learn more ]

Upper Allegheny Health System appoints new Vice President of Quality

Mar 06, 2014

Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) has announced the appointment of Gail A. Bagazzoli, BSN, RN, to serve as Vice President of Quality for UAHS and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. Her responsibilities will include oversight... [ learn more ]

OGH Offering Dental Care to Kids

Feb 28, 2014

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), the intent of Dental Month is to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),... [ learn more ]

Jane A. Ogembo, DDS, MPH Joins Dental Team

Nov 11, 2013

Olean General Hospital (OGH) announced that Jane A. Ogembo, DDS has joined the dental team at the Delevan Health Center and is now accepting new patients. Dr. Ogembo joins Dr. Thomas Sabuda, DDS, at the Center’s dentistry practice. Dr. Ogembo has... [ learn more ]

OGH Illuminates Hospital in Red for New Heart Program

Oct 16, 2013

Nearly 20,000 red LED mini bulb lights will be set a glow with the flip of a switch Thursday evening at Olean General Hospital (OGH) in celebration of the hospital’s Heart Program that encompasses both the recently accredited Chest Pain... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital Celebrating Advances in Heart Care With 500 People Forming A People Heart Picture

Sep 13, 2013

Nearly 500 employees, physicians, volunteers of Olean General Hospital (OGH) as well as Emergency Medical Services, gathered to form a giant “living” heart on the front lawn of the... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital Earns New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

Aug 01, 2013

Olean General Hospital (OGH) has earned accreditation for its Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating... [ learn more ]

More Accolades for Olean General Hospital

Jul 18, 2013

In April, Olean General Hospital (OGH) was recognized by Healthgrades as one of the nation’s top hospitals for patient safety. This week, Olean General Hospital was named by U.S. News & World Report in its... [ learn more ]

Olean General Hospital Ranked in Top 5% of American Hospitals for Patient Safety

Apr 12, 2013

Olean, NY – Olean General Hospital (OGH), a member of Upper Allegheny Health System, announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades’ 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, according to Healthgrades, the nation’s leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare... [ learn more ]

Hospitals will begin to feel the impact of sequestration April 1

Mar 29, 2013

As the clock ticks toward April 1, hospitals in the region and across the country are preparing to see dramatic cutbacks in Medicare reimbursement - the fallout that will result from sequestration - and what some hospital administrators see as... [ learn more ]

Peter T. Bliss, D.M.D., Oral Surgeon joins Dental program at the Gundlah Dental Center

Mar 13, 2013

Olean General Hospital (OGH) announced that Peter T. Bliss, D.M.D. is now accepting new patients at the Gundlah Dental Center at Olean General Hospital. Dr. Bliss earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, as... [ learn more ]

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