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Dr. Meis is accepting new patients, ages birth-19, beginning August 8

Pediatrician Megan Meis, DO, recently joined Orange City Area Health System’s family medicine team as its first staff Pediatrician. She begins seeing patients on August 8.

Dr. Meis, a native of LeMars, Iowa, joins the health system after serving as a pediatric resident at USD Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Meis earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Iowa State University.

“We are excited to have Dr. Meis join our practice,” remarked Steve Walhof, Clinic Director. “She will definitely enhance our family medicine clinic by having a physician that is dedicated to pediatrics. We look forward to seeing her build her practice here at Orange City Area Health System.”

“Dr. Meis further adds to the depth of services we offer,” commented Marty Guthmiller, CEO of the health system, which has family medicine clinics in Orange City, Hospers, Paullina, and on the campus of Northwestern College. “She will complement the already excellent pediatric care provided by our family physicians.”

Dr. Meis joins Orange City Area Health System’s team of family medicine providers, surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists, and patient care staff that serve the region in four family medicine clinics, behavioral health clinic, sports medicine clinic, hospital, and birth center.

“Dr. Meis’ passion for children makes her a great fit for us and we are confident her patients and families will feel the same,” added Guthmiller.

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To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Meis, call our Orange City Medical Clinic at 712-737-2000.

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Transportation and activity opportunities for residents and tenants enhanced

The Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System contributed $55,000 for the purchase of an Activity Bus for residents and tenants at the health system’s Senior Care Campus.

According to Char Ten Clay, Director of Senior Care, part of the mission for both Prairie Ridge Care Center and Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community – located on the north edge of Orange City — is to provide opportunities for seniors to be “out and about,” even if they are no longer driving.

“We take folks fishing, on rides around town to see new construction in the community, to the coffee shop, concerts in the park, Tulip Festival, and other outings,” explained Ten Clay. In warmer weather, the smaller senior care “trolley,” which accommodates four wheelchairs and three people on the bench seat, is used for such activities. The new bus accommodates four wheelchairs and up to 13 individuals in regular seats, and can be used year-round.

“The Activity Bus enables us to broaden our travels,” reports Ten Clay. “We look forward to being able to drive through the countryside, see fields and farms, and even visit area communities.”

The bus — sourced from Creative Bus Sales and outfitted with the required seating flexibility to meet the needs of the tenants and residents in senior care – was made possible through the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts. The Orange City Area Health System Auxiliary and volunteers manage the hospital gift shop and host fund-raisers throughout the year to directly benefit patients, residents, and families.

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