Orange City, Iowa — Two area hospitals are among six Iowa hospitals being named to the Becker’s Hospital List of 62 Critical Hospitals To Know for 2017.
Orange City Area Health System of Orange City and Floyd Valley Healthcare of Le Mars made the list. Four other rural Iowa hospitals were also listed. They include: Avera Holy Family Hospital at Estherville, Myrtue Medical Center of Harlan, Iowa Specialty Hospital of Belmond, and the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.
Critical access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds and the annual average length of stay is 96 hours or fewer for acute care. These hospitals also offer 24/7 emergency care and must be located at least 35 miles away from any other major hospital.