515 Main Street, Olean, New York 14760
(716) 373-2600

Olean General Hospital

Community Outreach

 

Olean General Hospital’s Community Outreach program is based on our dedication to provide our community access to excellent health care and our commitment to becoming the health care institution of choice for residents of our community.

Through community outreach, OGH seeks to educate our community on various health and wellness programs to promote a healthier lifestyle for all community residents. OGH strives to establish meaningful partnerships with community organizations, education institutions, local businesses and nonprofit sectors to raise awareness of various programs offered to our primary and secondary service areas. For information regarding our outreach initiatives or to schedule a program contact Abbey Bowser at 716-375-7518 or email abowser@uahs.org.

Our Community Outreach initiatives include:

Speakers Bureau

OGH offers a comprehensive Speakers Bureau that brings customized programs to clubs, schools, and other organizations in our community. This program provides medical expertise and educational programs to our service area. Presenters are clinical experts on disease prevention, detection, treatment, and other various topics. Presentations may be tailored to meet your program objectives.

Community Blood Pressure Screenings

High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first- and third-leading causes of death for Americans. High blood pressure can also cause other problems, such as heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. This is why it is important to monitor your blood pressure at any age. OGH offers free community blood pressure screenings to local residents and organizations. If you or your organization is interested in hosting community blood pressure screenings contact 716-375-7518 for more information.

“Ask the Pharmacist” Program

Our “Ask the Pharmacist” Program was implemented to help individuals who take multiple medications better understand their dosage, reactions, things to avoid with certain medications and if there may be a cheaper generic form of medication. OGH offers this program once per quarter at local senior organizations and community centers.

Friends and Family CPR Training

Family & Friends CPR is a free training for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. The course is taught by certified health professionals and skills are taught through hands-on activities. If your organization is interested in the free training, contact 716-375-7518 for more information.

Health/Wellness Fairs & Events

As part of our mission to promote community health, Olean General regularly participates in various community health events. Contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at the number above to request the hospital’s participation in a local health/wellness event or activity.

Community Connections

Olean General Hospital’s Community Connections program consists of various events throughout the year that are intended to make our communities healthier in ways that are as diverse as the individuals we serve. Current and past Community Connections events and programs include:

Super Puff Asthma Day Camp

A Day Camp designed for kids to participate in plenty of fun activities while learning to prevent and control their asthma. At the end of the camp kids will have increased confidence and improved awareness of their asthma and new ways to cope with their condition.

Community Sun Safety

To positively impact area health status, OGH distributes free sunscreen to parents/guardians of children at local pools, along with providing educational information regarding the importance of wearing sunscreen and overall sun safety.

Community Backpacks

As part of our commitment to our community, OGH assists local children with their needs for educational materials. OGH collects donations for school supplies and delivers filled backpacks to four local elementary schools.

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

A babysitting course taught through Safe Sitter, a nationally-recognized program, teaches boys and girls 11 years and older to provide safe childcare. Courses are taught by certified healthcare professionals and learning is enhanced through hands-on activities and interactive games. Participants will receive a Safe Sitter Manual, safety aids, and a course completion card.

Advanced Directives

A program intended to increase public awareness about the value of discussing personal preferences concerning end of life treatment options and designing a surrogate decision maker. If you are interested in having a discussion or presentation regarding Advanced Directives please contact 716-375-6970.

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