OGH Becomes Member of Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance
Posted on: 04/26/2011
Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) today announced that Olean General Hospital (OGH) has become a new member of the Pennsylvania Mountains Healthcare Alliance (PMHA), a consortium of 20 community hospitals dedicated to enhancing the ability of member hospitals to provide patient centered community-based care. UAHS member hospital Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC) has been a member of PMHA since 2005.
“Our membership with PMHA allows Olean General Hospital to collaborate with premier community hospitals in the region to better adapt to changes in the healthcare field,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. “Our affiliation with PMHA allows Olean General to gain access to multiple programs and services that will help ensure enhanced efficiency and effectiveness for many hospital departments.”
Since 1998, PMHA initiatives have delivered millions of dollars in value to its member hospitals. PMHA has been involved in the creation of self-insured risk pools in the areas of medical malpractice, health and dental insurances, which have helped to insulate member hospitals against the rising cost of insurance premiums. Recently, PMHA has worked diligently in strategic areas such as supply chain, revenue cycle and technology.
Other members of the PMHA include ACMH Hospital (Kittanning, PA), Bradford Regional Medical Center, Brookville Hospital, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital (Coudersport, PA), Clarion Hospital, Clearfield Hospital, Elk Regional Health System (St. Marys, PA), Fulton County Medical Center (McConnellsburg, PA), Indiana Regional Medical Center, JC Blair Memorial Hospital (Huntingdon, PA), Jersey Shore Hospital, Laurel Health System (Wellsboro, PA), Memorial Hospital (Towanda, PA), Mount Nittany Medical Center (State College, PA), Nason Hospital (Roaring Spring, PA), Punxsutawney Area Hospital, Titusville Area Hospital, Tyrone Hospital and Windber Medical Center.
Olean General Hospital is the first hospital in New York State to join the alliance, and earned membership through its affiliation with Upper Allegheny Health System. The primary service areas of the PMHA member hospitals exceed 800,000 people and covers more than one third of the state of Pennsylvania and now a portion of New York State following the addition of OGH. While they are independent hospitals, PMHA members work together on collaborative projects to significantly improve their ability to respond to several important issues in the healthcare community.
Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital are members of Upper Allegheny Health System. For more information, visit www.uahs.org.Back to Article List
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