News & Updates

  • GAH Receives National Center for Rural Health Professions’ Rural Health Hero Award

    Dec 6, 2016

    Dr. Ben Brewer and Rob Schmitt, CEO of Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services are shown receiving the 2016 “Rural Health Hero” Award during National Rural Health Day ceremonies held at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Also pictured are Dr. Darrin Ray, RMED graduate; Robin Rose, Chief Operating Officer; Dr. David Hagan, RMED mentor; and RPHARM graduate...


  • GAH Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

    Nov 17, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation. “This recognition is another great confirmation that “Gibson Gets...


  • GAH Auxiliary Annouces Annual Love Lights a Tree Fundraiser.

    Nov 1, 2016

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary invites you to give a lasting "Gift of Love" as part of their Love Lights a Tree campaign this year. Your gift becomes part of a bigger sum collected by the Auxiliary and is used to purchase items that promote patient care and comfort at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services. And those items last for many years to come. A donation as small as $20 can be...


  • Matthew Ertel Announced as New GAHHS Chief Financial Officer

    Oct 3, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) announced on October 1st that Matthew Ertel is the new GAHHS Chief Financial Officer. Born at Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) and raised in Gibson City, Matthew Ertel considered himself a “frequent flyer” at Gibson Area Hospital. Undergoing multiple operations on his hands and feet during his childhood gave him an early appreciation for...


  • GAH Behavioral Wellness Center Recognizes Suicide Prevention Day: “There is Help”

    Sep 9, 2016

    According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, each year 42,773 people die by suicide. For every completed suicide there are 25 people who attempt suicide. Twenty-two veterans complete suicide every day. This makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. September 10th is Suicide Prevention Day. There is no single cause for suicide. Many people feel only "crazy...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Board Renews CEO Contract

    Sep 2, 2016

    The Gibson Area Hospital Board of Directors has extended a new five year employment contract to CEO Robert Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt has been with Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) for over 13 years, first serving as the hospital’s CFO for almost five years, before being appointed to the CEO position in April of 2007. Board of Directors President Jim Hood commented, “Rob...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Receives High Medicare Rating

    Aug 2, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is pleased to be recognized as the top rated hospital in East Central for its overall summary of quality measures from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Included in the scoring is data from patient experience surveys, known as the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey, which, according to...


  • 2016 Fore the Hospital Results

    Jul 21, 2016

    Once again thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and participants in this year's golf outing. We would also like to send out a very BIG THANK YOU to our Title Sponsor Heartland Bank. Without all of your support we would not be able to put on such a wonder golf outing year after year. For more pictures "Like" us on Facebook. This year's winners are: 50/50 Raffle: Dr. James Derk AM...


  • GAH Elite Performance to Offer Afforadable Sport Physicals Again

    Jun 22, 2016

    It is that time of the year again when student athletes began to prepare for the next season.  One of these steps includes a year sport physical, which can be time consuming and expensive.  Given these reasons, GAH Elite Performance is again offering the $25 Sport Physical Special.  These specials are offered nine times throughout the summer, where our student athletes live.


  • GAH Optimistic About Coalition Encouraging Legislators to Fund Rural Treatment Centers

    Jun 10, 2016

    Photo (left to right): Joe Higgins, Director of Ambulance, Facility Safety & Emergency Management; Jan Wilson, Clinic Office Manager; Jessica Delost, In-House Counsel, JD; Jo Ann Jay, RN, BSN, CEN, Assistant Executive Director Nursing, Emergency Department Director; Cindi Philipchuck, Nursing Executive of Operations, RN; and Kenna Dunlap Johnson, Director of Behavioral Health, MSW, LCSW,...


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