News & Updates

  • GAHHS Announces New Caregiver Support Group Postponed Until Feb. 12th

    Jan 21, 2014

    On February 12th, 2014, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) will hold the first meeting of the new Caregiver Support Group. The Caregiver Support Group will meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Geriatric Behavioral Services/Behavioral Wellness Center located at #4 Doctors Park in Gibson City. The Caregiver Support Group was created to provide an added support system for those...

  • Starla Blackburn Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for January

    Jan 20, 2014

    Starla Blackburn, of Milford, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) January Employee of the Month. Starla, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Gibson Area Hospital Long Term-Care Annex (Annex), has been a member of the GAHHS family for the past four years. Starla says she enjoys coming to work because she loves helping others and building friendships....

  • GAH Auxiliary Announces Eight Scholarships for 2014

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary will offer eight scholarships this year for students going into the medical field. This year the GAH Auxiliary is proud to announce it will be offering three Verna Buck Scholarship for those going into nursing. Two of these are $2000 scholarships and the third is a scholarship for $1000. The GAH Auxiliary is also offering two, $1500 for those students...

  • First Meeting of Breastfeeding Support Group a Success

    Jan 8, 2014

    The first meeting of the Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Breastfeeding Support Group was a great success thanks to the moms and babies who braved the frigid weather on the first Friday of the year! Moms from Fairbury, Forrest, Gibson City, and Heyworth gathered to talk and learn together with Certified Lactation Counselor Kristina Cramer, RN, in the East Board Room at GAH. The shared personal...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2014

    Jan 3, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital Baby Central welcomed Hannah Verna May Henning as the first baby of 2014. Hannah arrived January 1, 2014 at 4:05 a.m. weighing 5 pounds 10 ounce and measuring 18.5 inches long. Hannah was welcomed into this world by her parents Dexter Henning and Kelly Wendel, from Gibson City, as well as her brother Trey Wendel. Hannah was delivered by Kathrine Austman, M.D. The family...

  • GAHHS to Offer Free Diabetes Education Classes Again

    Dec 30, 2013

    On January 6, 2014, the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) Education Department will begin offering it’s free Diabetes Education Classes. These classes include information on a variety of diabetes related topics and are led by health professionals with experience in teaching about diabetes. For more information or to register for these free classes, please call Eileen...

  • Mary Meents Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for December

    Dec 10, 2013

    Mary Meents, Registered Nurse, Certified Lamaze Childbirth Instructor and Teen Pregnancy Specialist, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) December Employee of the Month. Raised in St. Anne and a current resident of Watseka, Mary began her nursing career in 1992 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. In retrospect, she recognizes the honor she has had as a nurse to...

  • Kate Rosenbeck, FNP, Joins the GAHHS Family

    Dec 5, 2013

    Family Nurse Practitioner Kate Rosenbeck was born in Russia and at the age of 11 moved to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She went on to graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Science. Kate then continued her education and earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During...

  • The Paxton Wellness Center is Moving

    Dec 3, 2013

    Having out grown the space of the current Community Wellness Center in Paxton, GAH will be relocating to 711 E. Pells St. at the beginning of the New Year.  To read the full story in the News-Gazette click here.


  • Sylvia Day Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for November

    Nov 26, 2013

    Sylvia Day, Director of Quality & Risk & Case Management, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) November Employee of the Month. A native of the Gibson City area, Sylvia graduated as an RN from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and has worked at Gibson Area Hospital for the past 29 years. She has seen GAHHS undergo many changes to help maintain and...