Orange City Area Health System Creates Over $42 Million Impact on Local Economy

Orange City Area Health System generates 837 jobs that add $42,193,464 to Northwest Iowa’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Orange City Area Health System employees by themselves spend $8,534,797 on retail sales and contribute $512,088 in state sales tax revenue.

“We understand, and embrace, the economic role that Orange City Area Health System has in the region,” said Marty Guthmiller, CEO of the health system. “We firmly believe a vibrant health system is a vital component of a vibrant community.”

The IHA study examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.