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OCAHS was also named in Top 20 CAH for Patient Satisfaction and among top 15% of all hospital nationally for patient experience.


For the second consecutive year, Orange City Area Health System has been 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 areas 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 was also recently recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top hospitals across the nation for patient experience. This recognition “distinguishes Orange City Area Health System as one of the top 15% of hospitals nationally and is based on paient response to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive non-profit health system including a critical access hospital and birth center; four medical clinics served by 17 family practice providers; a sports medicine clinic: a behavioral health clinic; fertility, prenatal, OB, and birthing 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