News & Updates

  • World Breastfeeding Week

    Aug 5, 2013

    Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated worldwide August 1-7, 2013 or October 1-7, 2013. The 2013 World Breastfeeding Week theme, Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers, highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families. Infant feeding is one of the most important decisions that new families make. Evidence is clear that...

  • Kat Streenz Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for July

    Jul 18, 2013

    Kat Streenz, of Saybrook, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) July Employee of the Month. For over four and a half years Kat has been an invaluable part of the GAHHS Administration team. As an Administrative Assistant she has her hand in, or helped out in almost every project, presentation, meeting or celebration GAHHS holds. It is this variety that she...

  • Pat Vail Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for June

    Jun 12, 2013

    Pat Vail has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) June Employee of the Month. While Pat has only been a part of the GAHHS Housekeeping family for the past five years, she has called Gibson City "home" her entire life. She draws pride in the fact that she graduated a Greyhound and works at the hospital. "I enjoy coming to work each day because of all the...

  • An Open Letter From Dave Kramer

    Jun 11, 2013

    To all who are involved in my care: Last month when I received the "Heroes in Long Term Care" award, I was going to say something, but I chickened out. The truth is that I’ve always written better than I spoke (some would say that’s not much), and I have a message for all of you. The truth is that I’ve been extremely happy since I moved into the Annex. I remember several...

  • Healthy Living Series for June

    Jun 10, 2013

    Going us Tuesday June, 18th at the Moyer District Library for "Back Pain Management" presented by Paul Naour, M.D.


  • GAHHS Offers Safe Sitter Classes

    Jun 3, 2013

    Over 600,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented.

  • Dianna McMurry Named as a Pinnacle Professional in Healthcare.

    May 24, 2013

    Dianna L. McMurry is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Controller with Gibson Area Hospital. Dianna specializes in the areas of Healthcare Financial Management and Accounting. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association; Relay for Life; as well as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In...

  • GAHHS Accepts Rural Health Quality Award

    May 13, 2013

    The Rural Health Quality Award recognizes any individual, organization or group that has made significant contributions to the quality or safety of rural Americans. Nominee criteria includes evidence of improved outcomes or increase in health status indicators. Factors considered include number of rural Americans impacted, demonstration of measurable improvement, innovative approach to quality...

  • Ken Kulow Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for May

    May 11, 2013

    Ken Kulow has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) May Employee of the Month. For the past nine years Ken, a Hazmat/Decon Coordinator and Courtesy Cart Driver, has been an integral part of the GAHHS family. He is originally from Hubbard, Iowa, but has spent a large part of his life in Paxton. Ken said he enjoys his job because of all the diverse people he get...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners

    May 8, 2013

    Wednesday & Thursday Due to scheduling conflicts, we are announcing 4 winners today of our Nursing Excellence Awards!  Congratulations to Arlys Carmien, Jenna Hoff, Manuela Medina, and Colleen Sorenson! Arlys Carmien, RN in Pre-Op, is one of those nurses who makes you smile, simply by being around her.  According to who nominated her, Arlys is an "excellent teacher" with a calm, kind...