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Orange City Area Health System receives 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Patient Experience

Award-Emblem - Hi-Res-ban_guardian_excellenceOrange City Area Health System is pleased to announce it has been named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Patient Experience.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

According to Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding, and improving the patient experience. “Not only is this an ‘apples to apples’ comparison between us and our peers,” reported Guthmiller, “it represents the opinions and perspectives of those we care for. To raise the bar on the patient experience is always one of our primary goals.”

“We are proud to partner with Orange City Area Health System,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering of patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, Orange City Area Health System demonstrates their commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care.”

Orange City Area Health System will celebrate the important role that diagnostic imaging has had in the field of medicine and the invention of the X-ray during National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 8-14, 2015, and X-ray Discovery Day, Nov. 8, 2015.

Diagnostic imaging has greatly improved since the X-ray was first discovered in 1895. The invention of the X-ray plays an instrumental role in providing high-quality patient care.

“Most people know that the X-ray is used to produce images of inside the body,” explained Darin Blankespoor, Orange City Area Health System Radiology Manager. “But the general public often doesn’t know about the various advanced radiology systems that perform sophisticated medical tests using X-rays, such as thyroid scans and interventional and therapeutic treatments.”

Layout 1_Page 1The radiology staff at Orange City Area Health System is composed of two board-certified radiologists with 12 technologists, and performs over 15,000 imaging exams annually, including CT and MRI scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms.

“X-ray technology allows us to produce high-quality images that help physicians quickly and accurately detect, diagnose and treat injury and illness,” Blankespoor said. “Our team is extremely dedicated to providing the best possible patient care, and we’re excited to celebrate our achievements during National Radiologic Technology Week.”