OLEAN, NY - Olean General Hospital, member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, plans to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for patients who cannot be home with their families.

For those who will be patients at OGH on Thanksgiving, the hospital will offer a festive holiday meal. In addition, patients can invite a guest to dine with them free of charge. Additional guests may purchase a holiday dinner for $5.

“No one wants to be a patient over the holidays and away from their loved ones,” said Julie Becker, general manager, food and nutrition services. “We hope this small gesture will make our patients’ Thanksgiving more pleasant.”

Upper Allegheny Health System is the parent company of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. An integration of two prominent community hospitals in Southwestern New York state and Northwestern Pennsylvania, Upper Allegheny Health System’s goal is the enhancement of each hospital’s mission of care and service to their respective communities with the common goal of improving care, enhancing clinical programs and providing best-in-class service for various health needs