OCAHS Provides Nearly $1 million in Community Benefits in 2021
A study by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) found that, in 2021, Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS) provided nearly $1 million in total community benefits, including charity care and bad debt. The study also found that OCAHS employed close to 600 people, which had a multiplier effect in the area economy of over 1,100 people. Direct labor expenses totaled about $33.4 million in wages, with a multiplier of nearly $54 million in the region.
“We continue to acknowledge and accept the role of our health system as a key economic driver in the communities we serve,” stated Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “We greatly appreciate the trust and confidence placed in us by our patients, families, and staff, enabling the significance of this kind of economic impact.”