W.A. Klinger was awarded the Agency Construction Management contract for the new replacement medical campus for Orange City Health System (OCHS). Orange City had outgrown the existing 44-year old medical facility located in its downtown area. Ambulatory surgeries alone had increased more than 500 percent over a 10-year period. This fact combined with consumer expectations for high-quality care close to home, the need to remain competitive in the healthcare industry, and the economic development impact the health system has on the Orange City community - estimated at nearly $40 million annually - clearly indicated the need for expanded and updated medical facilities for Orange City and its surrounding rural communities.
The new 25-bed hospital and clinic encompasses 37 acres between Alton and Orange City, Iowa. The new facilities allow the consolidation of diagnostic and outpatient services; accommodate additional specialty programs; provide modern, private patient rooms and admitting areas; and supply ample parking, convenience and accessibility.
The architect of record for the project was the Minneapolis based firm of Hammel Green Abrahamson and Associates (HGA, Inc.) working in conjunction with the Sioux City firm of Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates.