In The News
-by Dr. Alan LairdGrowing up, this was a common admonishment from my parents. The reason for it was the assumption that sitting too close to the TV would harm your eyes. And while my parents were trying to look out for my health (or perhaps they were tired...read more
1,430 miles and a lotta livestock — from a retirement community to a community across the globe The tenants of Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City recently completed a 2-pronged project. One prong was for themselves – challenging themselves...read more
Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual...read more
Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice, a department of Orange City Area Health System, recently achieved “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four, the highest recognition of the We Honor Veterans program. According to the organization, Level Four...read more
We take every patient satisfaction survey very seriously. And we love being able to share positive comments with our staff. Here are the recent patient comments regarding their experiences in our Surgery Center. Thank you for trusting us with your surgical...read more
THE BEGINNING FROM THE END — a goodbye and thank you to the Orange City Area Health System and staff from George De Vries, III, CRNA
A message from Marty Guthmiller, CEO ... When we opened our new hospital and clinic in 2006 and again, when we opened Prairie Ridge Care Center in 2013, we emphasized that "brick and mortar" do not provide care, people care for people. Over the years,...read more
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 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.