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Mom Was Right … Again

-by Dr. Alan Laird, Chief Medical Officer A recent article in the journal Circulation (April 30, 2018) looked at the lifestyle habits that help people live a longer and healthier life. On average, 10 years longer with an 82% lower risk of death due to...

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Vermeer assumes national leadership role

Sharon Vermeer, Dietary Manager at Prairie Ridge Care Center, which is owned and operated by Orange City Area Health System, was recently inducted as president of the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Vermeer has served on the...

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The Great Outdoors

-by Mary Lundgren, PT One of the many things that I love about living in Iowa is the changing of our seasons. The variations in precipitation, temperature and color are amazing. As we watch the snow melt (sometimes not as soon as we would like), the fields...

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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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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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