Something old, something new
One of the commitments we made to the community and to ourselves when we moved to the health system’s new main campus 10 years ago was that we would be good stewards in utilizing the former clinic and hospital known as the Downtown Campus (DTC). We have been blessed in creating an environment where human services organizations in a centralized facility support those in need. The first leases were signed in 2007, and currently there are 18 organizations housed at our DTC. Two of the things that we believe make the DTC work are flexibility and innovation. We have been successful in remodeling the facility, combining the efforts and labor of both prospective tenants and OCAHS staff. Our vision is to continue to provide officing for human services or healthcare affiliated organizations.
Our Downtown Campus currently has 13 tenants including Bethesda Christian Counseling Midwest, City of Orange City/Adult Activity Center, Martha Hibma Counseling, Hope Haven Inc. (counseling and residential staff, wheelchair ministry, private therapist), Lynne Frease McMahan M.S. Counseling Services, Mid Sioux Opportunity Inc., Northwest Early Childhood Iowa, Northwest Iowa Dairy Alliance, Plains Area Mental Health, Sioux County Agricultural Extension District, Genesis (transitional housing), Orange City Area Home Health and Hospice, and Experis/Manpower.
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.
A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.