News & Updates

  • GAHHS OB Techs Receive Certification as Child Passenger Safety Techs

    May 28, 2014

    The Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services OB Department is proud to announce that staff members Katie Cornish and Tanya Windle recently attended an intensive 4 day training class to become CPSTs, also known as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. During this time, OB Techs Cornish and Windle worked with Safe Kids Worldwide and the Illinois Department of Transportation on safety and best...

  • Karen Wyant Receives Hospital’s Employee of the Month Award for May

    May 23, 2014

    Karen Wyant, of rural Ellsworth, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) May Employee of the Month. For the past 32 years Karen, Clerical Coordinator and RN in the Emergency Department, has been a vital member of the GAHHS family. A Trauma Nurse Specialist and Certified Emergency Nurse, Karen finds the hospital setting exciting and fulfilling, but she truly...

  • Dr. Foellner and Kate Rosenbeck, FNP, visit Ci Living

    May 14, 2014


    With the open house for the Family Health Care of Potomac set for June 5th, from 4 to 7pm, Dr. Foellner and Kate Rosenbeck, FNP, stopped by Ci Living to talk about the new clinic.  Click the image to watch their segment.

  • 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....