News & Updates

  • 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,...

  • Red Nose Day Celebrated at Gibson Area Hospital

    May 31, 2016

    Using the power of entertainment to help end child poverty and hunger, the Red Nose Day partnership of Walgreens and Comic Relief raised awareness and money for kids in the United States and around the world to support projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, and educated. Locally, Gibson Area Hospital’s Behavioral Wellness Center and Geriatric Behavioral Services celebrated the May...

  • GAHHS Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

    May 12, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital 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...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary Names Scholarship Winners

    May 3, 2016

    Back row (left to right): Corbin Riecks, Zachary Johnson, Kyle Brauman, Tessa Pilcher, Nora Snyder and Alexis Lynn Brucker. Front row (left to right): Samantha Head, Taylor Zirkle, Corey Fields, Mariah Sue Steidinger and Sierra Mowery. The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary awarded nine Heath Care Career Scholarships at their Spring Banquet on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the First...