Orange City Area Health System receives Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
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Orange City Area Health System has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience for the second consecutive year by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. This evidence based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the preference of women in a 2016 national survey of 1,000+ female respondents. The list of award winners represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care. The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patient’s willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.
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ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM AUXILIARY GIFTS $60,000 TO HOSPITAL
Funds will be used to purchase fetal monitoring system for birth center
April 13, 2016 — The Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System presented a check to the health system for $60,000 from funds raised in 2015. The gift will be used to purchase an OBIX fetal monitoring system that interfaces with the health system’s electronic patient/medical documentation system, allowing physicians to see and monitor a patient’s tracings at the hospital/birth center, in their clinic office, or even from their home.
“The funds raised come from Gift Garden proceeds and the auxiliary’s monthly fundraisers,” said Mary Plathe, Volunteer Services Manager for Orange City Area Health System. “Many thanks to those who support our fundraising endeavors throughout the year.”
This year’s gift of $60,000 brings the total dollars given to the health system by the Auxiliary to over $1 million since the Auxiliary was formed in 1960. Other items that Auxiliary fundraisers have enabled the health system to purchase include surgical equipment, hospital and clinic furniture, an Xray machine, an intercom system, an ambulance, Lifeline units, a whirlpool tub for senior care, a heart monitor, educational assistance, and many more essential items for patient care and senior care. According to Plathe, the Auxiliary and all the volunteers play a critical role in supporting the health system and the patients and families it serves at each of its facilities. Mary Kepp, who served as the Auxiliary’s inaugural president, continues to volunteer for Orange City Area Health System at age 90, and is one of 200 dedicated volunteers.
“It is truly inspirational to realize that over the lifetime of our Auxiliary, over $1 million has been contributed to Orange City Area Health System through the efforts of our Auxiliarians and volunteers,” reported Dan McCarty, COO of Orange City Area Health System. “Our volunteer team of nearly 200 is a great gift and blessing to OCAHS, and we are humbled and honored to work with them.”
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://kpth130275site.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Auxiliary-check-presentation-april-2016.jpeg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]Orange City Area Health System purchased two new “jump bags” for its ambulances, thanks to funds raised last December from Iowa State Bank’s annual ‘Big Christmas Card’ community fundraiser. The bank donated $5 for each signature specified to a patron’s organization of choice, and the health system’s EMS team received $800 from this fundraising event, which was used to purchase the new medical supply bags. Both basic and advanced life support supplies are held and transported via these new module-style trauma kits. According to paramedic Cedric Franken, “With one bag in, one bag out, instead of multiple bags, it’s much easier to carry needed supplies and equipment into a scene. This is a very much appreciated donation to our EMS efforts, thanks to Iowa State Bank and the community members who signed their card on our behalf.” The Orange City Area Health System EMS team is comprised of four full-time Paramedics, one casual Paramedic, 13 EMTs, and five drivers. Dr. Alan Laird, the health system’s Chief Medical Officer, serves as Medical Director for the ambulance/ER.
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing
three family medicine clinics, Walk-In clinic, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital,
birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services,
specialty/outreach medical 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
600 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 six consecutive years.