Women's Choice Award

Orange City Area Health System has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for the 10th consecutive year. This distinction is the only award that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions measured against the needs and preferences of women, providing her the opportunity to identify which hospitals deliver the quality patient experience she seeks for her and her family.

Being named and recognized as a hospital of choice among women represents the strongest and most important consumer message in today’s healthcare marketplace. It considers that women account for 94% of all healthcare decisions for her and her family.

“We are honored that the women we serve in this region have indicated their confidence in us through this award,” said Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “It is a testament to our employees and their commitment to making the patient experience the best it can be for every patient, every day.”

The qualification process for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction and recommendation scores. The process begins with scores derived by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. The score takes a subset of the questions HCAHPS uses that research and experience shows are most important to women, and weight is applied to each of those questions to adjust for relative importance and arrive at a numerical score.

"Wholistic" Healing

The Orange City Area Health System has been designed with a focus on providing a holistic healing experience. Our main campus and senior care campus are equipped with natural elements such as water features, stone, and ample natural light, creating a serene environment. Additionally, we prioritize privacy for our patients, providing an extra layer of comfort and assurance.

In our efforts to provide comprehensive care, we have integrated behavioral health services with family medicine. Our Behavioral Health Clinic is co-located within the Orange City Family Practice Clinic, with both family medicine and behavioral health providers working together to meet the needs of each patient. This collaborative approach ensures that every aspect of a patient's health is addressed and treated effectively.

Community Health Needs Assessment

At Orange City Area Health System, our medical providers work closely with care teams to continuously strive to improve population health – and your personal wellness. That means focusing on disease prevention as well as improved patient access to diagnostic and therapeutic services. Through conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), we are better able to understand the specific health needs of the communities we serve.

The Orange City Area Health System Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy can be downloaded here:

If you have any questions or need of further information please contact Katie Folkerts, Quality Manager, at:

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