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The vaccines are coming! The vaccines are coming!

-by Dr. Alan Laird, Chief Medical Officer Much like the famous ride of Paul Revere announced the coming of the British army, the news channels have reported much about the imminent arrival of vaccines for Covid-19.  But instead of a single question, (by land or by...

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From the West Coast to the Midwest and Back with Special Care

An Iowa CNA escorts her resident to a care center in California Michelle Van’t Hof has been a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) for over 17 years. In 2015 she became part of the caregiving team in Pheasant Run Cottage at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. Prairie...

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The power of touch

Recognizing and addressing touch deprivation - by Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D. My first grandchild was born in early 2020, right as this pandemic was gaining momentum. I got a social-distancing, several-feet away peek at him early on, but then we were kept apart for three...

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Be Inspired. Go Inspire.

-presented by the Physical and Occupational Therapy Department of Orange City Area Health System As physical therapists and occupational therapists, we are privileged to spend ample time with patients as they journey to regain and maximize their abilities after injury...

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Why am I so tired?

-by Dr. Alan Laird, Chief Medical Officer Fatigue (tiredness) is a fairly common problem.  It may indicate a significant medical problem and is a problem if it keeps us from doing things we need to or want to do.  When fatigue reaches a level that it affects your...

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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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