Distinguished alumni

Martin Guthmiller Distinguished Professional Achievement

A health care visionary, Guthmiller cares most about providing patients and their families with a unique healing environment. After graduating from Northwestern, Guthmiller was an accountant in West Des Moines and Sheldon until 1989, when he became chief financial officer and assistant administrator at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon. After earning an M.S. in health administration from the University of Colorado in 1993, Guthmiller became chief executive officer of the Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS). In order to expand OCAHS’s facilities and services, Guthmiller oversaw planning, fund raising and construction of a new 128,000-square-foot, $29.6 million hospital and clinic, completed in 2006 and located on a campus between the communities of Orange City and Alton. Guthmiller has served on and led a number of boards for Orange City organizations, including Community Health Partners, Northwest Iowa Dialysis Center, and Orange City Development Corporation.

Award year: 2007