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 The Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System will host its popular “Masquerade” Jewelry and Accessories Sale on Wednesday, December 11, from 8am to 6pm in the front lobby of the health system’s main campus at 1000 Lincoln Circle SE in Orange City. Thousands of items will be for sale, and everything is just $5, with proceeds directly benefiting patients and families served by the health system.

baby goat Templeton HuizengaCare Center residents Virginia Templeton and George Huizenga enjoy the baby pygmy goat born Sunday, October 27 in the patio area of Pheasant Run Cottage.  The residents and staff named the newcomer “Sunday”. Each of the four cottages at Prairie Ridge has a special fenced in area with a small open front shed that houses two pygmy goats and two bantam chickens.  The livestock will winter out at an area acreage and the goats bred to kid in May or June next year out at Prairie Ridge.

November 19 Teleconference to be held at Orange City Area Health System 

When you are living with diabetes, health care reform and recent legislation can leave you with many unanswered questions. Laura Keller, State Director of Government Relations, American Diabetes Association, will speak via videoconference about the the Affordable Care Act and how it may impact you and your health care at the Sioux County Diabetes Support Group meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm in the lower level of Orange City Area Health System’s main campus in Orange City. Seating is limited. Pre-register online at ocHealthSystem.org ([gfpage form=”other” name=”Diabetes Teleconference Nov 19 2013″]) or by calling Olivia Chapman, Orange City Area Health System Diabetes Care Coordinator, at 712-737-5311.

hospice ornament 2013Personalized ornaments available from Orange City Home Health & Hospice

Each year, the Orange City Hospice Tree of Remembrance – located in the Orange City Area Health System front lobby – is adorned with personalized ornaments memorializing those served by Orange City Hospice and others who have passed away. The ornament this year is a metallic finish frame with a white satin ribbon. Each person’s name, birth year and death year is featured in the frame. Individuals who were under Orange City Hospice care between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013, are automatically included in this special Tree of Remembrance. The personalized ornaments are also available for anyone who wants to remember their loved ones this Christmas, and all the years to come. To order an ornament, contact Orange City Home Health & Hospice at 712-737-5279. They ask for a donation of $15 for each ornament ordered. A special Lighting Ceremony and service will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm in the health system lobby.

Robert LewisRobert Lewis, “The Happy Diabetic,” presents A Recipe for Better Living

Orange City Area Health System will host its 13th annual “Evening Especially for Women” on Tuesday, October 22, at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. Chef Robert Lewis, known as The Happy Diabetic, will present a live cooking demonstration, A Recipe for Better Living. Chef Robert graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1976. He then worked as executive chef for Hyatt Hotels in six locations across the U.S. Chef Robert has also served in several other hospitality positions, and is currently the director of training and development and corporate chef for Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlors. In 1998 Chef Robert was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and thus began his motivation to create great tasting, healthy dishes that are easy to prepare. Robert has worked with Al Roker, Richard Simmons, Ann Curry, and many others, and has presented in hospitals and health fair in several states. He is the author of two cookbooks, which he will autograph and sell at the October 22 event. In addition to this lively cooking demonstration, there will be 16 vendors (listed below) on hand offering many fun products for sale, plus door prizes. Doors open at 5pm, and the cooking presentation begins at 6:15pm. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes a buffet of fresh salads, appetizers, sweet treats, and one complimentary beverage. Tickets go on sale October 1 and can be purchased at the health system emergency department reception desk, or by sending payment to Lisa Burg in Public Relations at Orange City Area Health System, 1000 Lincoln Circle SE, Orange City IA 51041.

Participating vendors:
Celebrating Home
Gift Garden
Mary Kay
Origami Owl
Silpada Jewelry
Tastefully Simple
The Faith to be… Jewelry and Gifts
The Pampered Chef
Thirty-One Gifts
UsBorne Books
Nerium Int’l.

christmas bundt cakeThe Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System is hosting its popular annual HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Thursday November 7 from 8am-4pm in the health system’s front lobby. This fundraiser includes a bake sale featuring lots of goodies, from decadent desserts to homemade saucyjies. New holiday merchandise will be featured in the Gift Garden. All proceeds benefit OCAHS patients and families.

Circle color logoCircle of Support program will be held November 14 in Orange City

Parents, counselors, teachers, youth group leaders, and other adults involved with youth are invited to attend this season’s second Circle of Support session on Thursday, November 14, from 6:30-8pm at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. The program, titled “Say yes to success #dothehardwork” will address teen dating and sexuality. According to the evening’s presenter, human services and abstinence educator Dori Horstman, the session will “teach parents how to develop a road map to help their children successfully navigate their way on the journey through puberty, sexuality, dating, and social media.” Hosted by Bethany Christian Services, the program is free of charge and no pre-registration is required. Circle of Support is a collaborative series of sessions revolving around the critical cultural issues impacting youth today, and is sponsored by Orange City Area Health System, the MOCHA Kiwanis Club, Community Health Partners, and Creative Living Center. For more information contact Lisa Burg, Orange City Area Health System Public Relations & Education, at 712-737-5367.

Suzanne Kersbergen PR lowWill also provide OB and ER services at health system

Orange City Area Health System CEO Marty Guthmiller announced the signing of Suzanne Kersbergen, D.O. to the health system’s family practice medical staff. Dr. Kersbergen, currently at Mercy Family Medicine Residency in Mason City, Iowa, will join Orange City Area Health System in July 2014. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kersbergen and family to our health care team and community,” said Guthmiller. “We are committed to first-class family practice from both the perspective of the patient and the physician, offering a full range of services one would expect and then some.” Dr. Kersbergen received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medical School. Prior to residency at Mercy Mason City, she was a resident at Scott and Family White Family Practice Residency in Temple, TX. Undergraduate studies in biology were at several colleges, as she and her husband Alan – currently a med-evac pilot for Mercy – lived in various military installations during his service as a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Army. “Dr Kersbergen will not only complement our existing providers but add additional obstetric and emergency room coverage,” reported Guthmiller. “But more importantly, both her and her husband are quality individuals that will make our community and organization better.” The Kersbergens have two children and will make their home in Orange City. For more information about Orange City Area Health System, its three family practice clinics, OB services, and other healthcare services, visit ocHealthSystem.org.