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Orange City Area Health System has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX.

“We are sincerely grateful for this recognition and what it signals to us in the execution of our mission,” remarked Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “Realizing that a health system never fully arrives at perfection, this is affirmation that we may be on the right path as we seek to serve our region in an appropriate and comprehensive manner.”

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

“The Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes, and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Guthmiller added, “Thank you to all of those individuals and families for the honor of caring for them and for the trust placed in Orange City Area Health System.”

Top 100 Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at

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