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OCAHS Receives Women’s Choice Award

Orange City, Iowa — Orange City Area Health System has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award® for the seventh consecutive year.

The award signifies that Orange City Area Health System has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds, of which there were four categories. Orange City Area Health System ranked #10 out of 1,057 hospitals of similar size.

According to a survey of healthcare consumers, 86% of women would travel up to 50 miles for a hospital that was rated best in patient experience.

Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award says hospital choice is a critical decision, particularly for women, who make over 80% of healthcare decisions and providing a great experience for her throughout her patient journey is a win-win for all involved. She says the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience are awarded because they excel in the patient’s willingness to recommend, as well as doctor communications, staff help, cleanliness, providing recovery information, explanation of medications, communication by nurses and peacefulness of the room at night.

Ninety-four percent of patients surveyed indicated that they would “definitely” recommend Orange City Area Health System to family and friends.