In The News
Shannon and Carl Baas – and five-year-old Janissa – of Hawarden welcomed baby girl Teagan Anne on January 2. Teagan was the first baby born at Orange City Area Health System in 2019. We congratulate all the parents who have trusted us to help them grow...read more
Orange City Area Health System Receives 2018 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Patient Experience
Orange City Area Health System is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile...read more
Orange City Area Health System Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspective
Today, on National Rural Health Day, November 15, Orange City Area Health System is recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence Patient...read more
-by Randi Sayles, Pharm.D., BCACP, one of the Clinical Pharmacists at Orange City Area Health System It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling and we are starting to see an increase in infections. Often times, patients come to the clinic looking for an...read more
-by Dr. Alan Laird, Chief Medical Officer In my last column, I wrote about the habits that could help us live a healthier life. But that begs a question. Why do you want to live a healthy life? I realize with this question I am treading out of medicine and...read more
Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS), has been recognized among Becker's Healthcare "71 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know.” The men and women included on this list lead organizations regularly recognized for patient safety...read more
As a member of the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) – and with our CEO Marty Guthmiller becoming the Chair of the IHA Board beginning October 10, 2018 – Orange City Area Health System would like to provide some background and context for a new IHA proposal...read more
$1.4 Million in Uncompensated Care and Health Care Services Given Annually Orange City Area Health System provides over $1.4 million in community benefits to the northwest Iowa region, according to a recently completed assessment of those programs and...read more
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.