OAHS named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

WCA_ABH_2016Ortonville Area Health Services has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. This evidence based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the preference of women in a 2016 national survey of 1,000+ female respondents.

“Women are the Chief Medical Officer for the household, making upwards of 90% of all healthcare decisions. Considering she bears the responsibility of making these incredibly important decisions, the Women’s Choice Award offers a trusted solution by identifying the hospitals that have proven superior patient experience. Finally, a source that shares her values and priorities is available,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

The list of award winners, including Ortonville Area Health Services represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care.

“Being recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals for patient experience speaks volumes to the work our Providers and Staff do here at Ortonville Area Health Services” Said OAHS CEO David Rogers. “This recognition reaffirms our commitment to provide exceptional, patient-centered care to each and every person we care for.”

The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patient’s willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.

The qualification process begins with scores derived by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. Our national survey of women determines which questions in the HCAHPS survey, completed by patients after discharge, are most important to them in determining their satisfaction with their hospital stay. A weight is given to each of the most important questions.

The responses to those questions, weighted accordingly, results in a numeric score for each hospital reporting valid HCAHPS data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four hospital bed size categories (less than 100 beds, 101-250 beds, 251-400 beds, and over 400 beds) determine the recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award.

For more information on the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/best-hospitals/100s-best/

2016 Sanford Health Network Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber, pictured here with Dr. Al Ross and OAHS CEO David Rogers, was recently awarded a $2000 Sanford Health Network Scholarship through Ortonville Area Health Services. Jennifer is the daughter of Steve Weber and Christi Boyle and  lives in Odessa, MN. In high school she was involved in band, jazz band,  pep band, drama, stage crew, church events, mission trips, 4 H, local EMT class and blood drive.  Jennifer works as a dietary aide and CNA at Northridge Residence and plans to attend South Dakota State University this fall for pre-nursing. After graduation she would like to return to Ortonville.

National Women’s Health Week

Womens health Week

Ortonville Area Health Services in celebration of National Women’s Health Week handed out flowers to all adult women this week in hopes to empower women to make their health a priority by getting preventative screenings done, getting active, eating healthy, paying attention to their mental well being and avoiding unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and texting while driving.  Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day on May 8th  and is celebrated until May 14th.  For more information on National Women’s Health Week and to take the pledge go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/

Clinton Clinic May Schedule

Clinton Schedule May

Lab Promos 2016

Lab Promotions 2016

Heart and Vascular Screens

Ortonville Screenings

May 12th and 13th 
9:30am – 3:30pm

The Heart Screen™: For ages 40-75.
The Vascular Screen: For those 40 or older.
Type 1 diabetics should be screened at age 30 or older.

Only $25 for each screen!

For more information, or to schedule a screen
Please call April at 320-839-4005

Ortonville Area Health Services
450 Eastvold Ave.
Ortonville, MN 56278


Clinton Clinic April Schedule

Clinton Schedule April

National Doctors’ Day

Doctors Day 2016 for web

OAHS Easter Weekend Hours

2016 Easter

March Clinton Clinic Schedule

Clinton Schedule March

Learn How to Create a Healthier Lifestyle and Prevent Diabetes!

ICPDOrtonville Area Health Services is offering a diabetes prevention program. I Can Prevent Diabetes is a CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education for people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes.

The next class will be offered on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning May 3rd. We meet 16 times throughout a 6 month period and then will continue to meet once per month to complete a full year long course.

The cost for the I Can Prevent Diabetes program is $75,
which is fully refunded if 15 of the 16 classes are attended.
Attendance incentives will also be given at each class meeting.

Groups will meet with a trained OAHS lifestyle coach once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. After the initial 16-week program is complete, support and additional learning
session will be offered on a monthly basis for 6 months.


Risk Factors for Type 2 diabetes include:
• High blood pressure
• Elevated lipids (cholesterol triglycerides, LDL)
• Obesity (BMI >30)
• Family history of Type 2 diabetes
• History of gestational diabetes

We are looking for participants to take part in a group program that uses a community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with prediabetes or at risk for diabetes. This program may be for you if you are:
• 18 years or older
• At risk for but NOT currently diagnosed with diabetes
• Overweight
• Not pregnant

“We have offered the I Can Prevent Diabetes class once in the past year with great feedback from participants,” says Brittany Swigerd, RN, Lifestyle Coach & staff nurse at Northside Medical Clinic. “Making simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthier and getting more physically active has proven effective for prevention of diabetes. A 5 to 7 percent weight loss can really make a difference.”

Space is limited to about a dozen participants. To register for this program or if you have questions, contact Brittany Swigerd, RN or Natasha Hynnek, LPN, Northside Medical Clinic at (320) 839-6157.

February Clinton Clinic Schedule

February Clinton Calender