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About Upper Allegheny Health System

In 2008, the Boards of Directors of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital studied the potential for improving clinical and service performance and business stability through a broad spectrum integration of their respective organizations. Based on this analysis, they concluded that there was an opportunity to create something by the region and for the region.

The result of this study and review was the creation, in November 2009, of the Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) as the active parent organization of both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital.

UAHS is governed by a Board of Directors of 17 members. These same board members also serve as the Board of Directors for both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. Upper Allegheny Health System represents as complete a consolidation of governance authorities as possible while still maintaining corporately distinct hospital subsidiaries and valuable local community input.

Administratively, key functional areas are consolidated at the parent company to provide support for both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. These include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Quality Improvement, Marketing and Communications, Medical Affairs, Physician Recruitment, Supply Chain, and Planning.

Upper Allegheny Health System hospitals provide care and support to residents of southwestern New York and northwester Pennsylvania throughout a primary and secondary service area with a population of 180,000. A total of 1400 individuals are employed by the Upper Allegheny Health System hospitals.