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Hospital acquires assets to expand therapy and wellness offerings Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS) and Monica Aalbers, President/Owner of Orange City Physical Therapy LLC (OCPT), along with owners Mitch Aalbers, Kim and...

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-by Randi Sayles, Pharm.D., Orange City Area Health System Clinical Pharmacist Medications, if taken correctly, are important for treating or preventing many conditions. However, what happens if you are told to stop taking a medication? What should you do...

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So, you want to run

-by Brad Zwart, DPT, OCS; Orange City Area Health System Physical & Occupational Therapy As we experience slight glimmers of spring on its way, you may be thinking you should run. Well, here are some things to consider if that’s you, or if you’re going to...

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Auxiliary gifts $50,000 to Health System

The Orange City Area Health System Auxiliary presented a check for $50,000 to Marty Guthmiller, CEO, and Dan McCarty, COO, at their board meeting on March 14. The gift is made possible as a result of monthly Auxiliary fundraising activities during calendar...

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Medications: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

- by Amy Van Gorp, Pharm.D., BCPS • Clinical Pharmacist on our Family Medicine Team (Originally published in the Capital-Democrat) We hear it all the time: I hate taking medication! I don’t blame you. I don’t like taking medication either, and I’m a...

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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.



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