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ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM NAMED AMONG TOP 20 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS IN AMERICA

NRHA CAH Top20 WINNER-2014 OLAlso named in Top 20 Best Practices for Patient Satisfaction

Orange City Area Health System was recently named one of the 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by the National Rural Health Association, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

The determining factors for the Top 20 CAHs were based on eight indices of strength using the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry’s most comprehensive rating of U.S. acute care hospitals and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs.

In addition to the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital recognition, 60 “best practice” designations were given to facilities that have achieved success in one of three key area of performance: quality, patient satisfaction, and financial stability. Orange City Area Health System was named among the Top 20 in the Patient Satisfaction category.

“We are truly honored to be listed in the Top 1% of critical access hospitals in the nation,” reports Marty Guthmiller, CEO for Orange City Area Health System. “It is a true testament to each of our 500 employees for the quality of care they provide, as well as the support attributed to us by our patients.”

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive non-profit health system including a critical access hospital; four medical clinics served by 16 family practice providers; fertility, prenatal, and OB services; surgical and diagnostic imaging centers; physical and aquatic therapy; home health and hospice; and a senior care campus consisting of a retirement community and senior care center. More information at ocHealthSystem.org.

Also named in Top 20 Best Practices for Patient Satisfaction

Orange City Area Health System was recently named one of the 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by the National Rural Health Association, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

The determining factors for the Top 20 CAHs were based on eight indices of strength using the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry’s most comprehensive rating of U.S. acute care hospitals and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs.

In addition to the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital recognition, 60 “best practice” designations were given to facilities that have achieved success in one of three key area of performance: quality, patient satisfaction, and financial stability. Orange City Area Health System was named among the Top 20 in the Patient Satisfaction category.

“We are truly honored to be listed in the Top 1% of critical access hospitals in the nation,” reports Marty Guthmiller, CEO for Orange City Area Health System. “It is a true testament to each of our 500 employees for the quality of care they provide, as well as the support attributed to us by our patients.”

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive non-profit health system including a critical access hospital; four medical clinics served by 16 family practice providers; fertility, prenatal, and OB services; surgical and diagnostic imaging centers; physical and aquatic therapy; home health and hospice; and a senior care campus consisting of a retirement community and senior care center. More information at ocHealthSystem.org.

flower basketFundraiser set for May 8

The Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System will have its annual Spring Plant Sale fundraiser on Thursday, May 8, from 7am to 1pm in the front lobby of the health system’s main campus at 1000 Lincoln Circle SE in Orange City. There will be a huge selection of bedding plants, assorted flower planters, and hanging baskets. All proceeds to toward the purchase of medical equipment and other items and services that directly benefit health system patients and families.

2 SoccerOn Saturday, March 30, twenty MOC-Floyd Valley Boys Soccer Team members and their coaches, Dave Miedema and Lyle Lundgren, spent several hours at Prairie Ridge Care Center raking up the piles of corn stalks that had blown into the yards and patio areas over the fall and winter months.  Over 11 full pickup loads were hauled to the Orange City compost site. Residents at Prairie Ridge have been eager to have the pygmy goats and chickens make their return to their patio areas as kids are slated to be born starting in early May!

hands butterflyHalf-day camp in Orange City scheduled for May 30

Orange City Home Health & Hospice, a division of Orange City Area Health System, is hosting “Camp Hope,” a half day grief camp for kids, on Friday, May 30 from 8am-12:30pm at the First Impact Center, 112 1st St. SW in Orange City. This camp — for children TK through sixth grade — provides an encouraging environment where children can begin to accept the death of their loved one, reflect on their relationship, and begin to understand grief and loss. Also, they may discover their own inner strength and courage, while remembering their loved one. According to Michelle Vaas, hospice social worker, “Our mission is to provide a safe place where children have the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences with other children who have also experienced death and to equip parents and caregivers with education and support.” Children can be brought to the camp as early as 7:30am. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to join them at noon for lunch and a releasing of eco-friendly lanterns bearing special notes to their loved ones.

Please use your child’s name when registering and complete a registration form for each child attending.  When we receive your registration we will contact you for parent/guardian name(s), your children’s ages, and some additional helpful information. Registration deadline is May 23 by calling 712-737-5279 or  [gfpage form=”other” name=”Camp Hope May 30 2014″].