News & Updates

  • Dr. Foellner's Hike Continues to Pay It Forward

    May 14, 2014

    When Dr. Foellner Richard decided to take on the Hyner Challenge; he already had the mental strength and optimism necessary to finish the race. When he finished the race on April 26th, he proved that he also had the physical strength and endurance. For Foellner, completing the race was not a selfish endeavor. He saw it as an opportunity to inspire and support others—which is why he...

  • GAH Awarded Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience for Second Year in a Row

    May 13, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Service (GAHHS) today announced that it was awarded the Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This is the second year in a row that GAH has achieved this honor. GAH was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 12, 2014

    We had three more winners presented with the Nursing Excellence Awards on Friday May 9th! Congratulations to Sue Emberson, Mary Jane Kaeb, and Sally McKinley! Sue Emberson “is a fun-loving, energetic nurse,” according to a coworker. Sue works at #7 Doctors Park. She arrives at work with energy and enthusiasm, and passes those qualities on to her co-workers. Sue takes projects...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 9, 2014

    Today three more winners were presented with Nursing Excellence Awards! Dawn Gullquist, RN of the Onarga Clinic and Hoopeston Clinic received several nominations for the Nurse Excellence Award. Dawn is a leader, exhibiting organization skills that inspire other office staff to do their best. “Dawn takes the time to listen to her patient needs” and make sure patients and their...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 8, 2014

    Today, four more winners were presented with Nursing Excellence Awards! Laura Alexander “is an amazing nurse,” according to one of her coworkers on Med/Surg. “She is always willing to help and compassionate with her patients and her coworkers.” She volunteers to stay late to help when needed and to make sure everything is in order. Another coworker stated that Laura...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 7, 2014

    Congratulations to our two Nursing Excellence Award winners today, Christy Cornell and Jason McFerren! Christy Cornell, RN, is a nurse in our Emergency Department. Her dedication to her job inspired a coworker to nominate her for the Nursing Excellence Award, stating that Christy is “dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, peace-loving and courteous.” Another...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 6, 2014

    Today is the first of our many Nursing Excellence Awards! Congratulations to Ashley Hethke, RN, and Pat Lemke, LPN! Ashley Hethke, RN, is a skilled ICU nurse working in the PACU. She was nominated for the Nursing Excellence Award for demonstrating the care and compassion of a dedicated nurse. She is an advocate for her patients and a true team player, displaying a positive, can do attitude....

  • Elite Performance Athlete named HOIC Athlete of the Year

    May 2, 2014

    GCMS Senior Ross Royal, son of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services HR Director Ty Royal, was named the Heart of Illinois Conference (HOIC) Male Athlete of the Year. Ross was chosen from all male athletes nominated in the HOIC conference. This award is given to the male and female athlete of the year in the HOIC conference. The criteria are based on athletic performances,...

  • GAH Auxiliary Names Scholarship Winners

    Apr 25, 2014

    Photo identification (left to right): Emily Elder, Katrina Clements, Lauren Nagle, Alexandra Nettleton, Victoria Gaesser, Brianne Edelman and Corey Fields. The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary awarded nine Heath Care Career Scholarships at their Spring Banquet on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. The Verna Buck Scholarships were presented to Emily...

  • Dr. Foellner to Race for the GAH Foundation

    Apr 14, 2014

    Dr. Richard Foellner is thinking positive as he trains diligently for the upcoming Hyner View Trail Challenge, a 16 mile Trail Race in Hyner, Pennsylvania. Make a $20 pledge and predict his finish time with the form below.  Download the form here or click on the image below. Visit to view more details about the race. Good Luck Dr. Foellner! WE THINK YOU CAN!