Upper Allegheny Health System Elects Board Officers

OLEAN, NY – 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 include: Board Chair, Brenda McGee, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, St. Bonaventure University; Vice Chair, Muhammed Javed, M.D., Nephrologist at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center; Secretary, Richard Roupe, Chief Financial Officer, Zippo Manufacturing Company; Treasurer, Martin Digel, President and CEO, Hamlin Bank and Trust. These individuals were also elected as Board officers of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Prior to her election as Board Chair, Ms. McGee served as Vice Chair of the UAHS Board of Directors, Olean General Hospital Board of Directors and Bradford Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. A native of Eldred, Pennsylvania, Ms. McGee was a member of the Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center task force that led to the creation of Upper Allegheny Health System in 2009. She was an original member of the UAHS Board of Directors.

“I am extremely honored to serve as Board Chair at this time and grateful for the support of my Board colleagues, administration and the community, “Ms. McGee said. “I am deeply committed to preserving and enhancing healthcare services for our region.”

Re-elected to three-year terms are: Livingston Alexander, Ph.D., President, University of Pittsburg at Bradford, and University of Pittsburgh at Titusville; Jeff Belt, President, SolEpoxy Inc.; Thomas Buffamante, Partner, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, PC; Mr. Digel and Ms. McGee are also re-elected to new three-year terms.

Created in 2009, Upper Allegheny Health System has significantly enhanced the ability of both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital to respond to the challenges of today’s healthcare environment through increased scale and support. These hospitals are vitally important to the quality of life in the region. UAHS ensures that both Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital are best positioned to honor their missions of care and service to the residents of northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.

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