News & Updates

  • 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...

  • Jeans Day for Gifford

    Nov 25, 2013

    Wear Jeans this Wednesday and help support the tornado victims of the Gifford community!  This week’s collection for Jeans Day will be matched by Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services and the Illini Credit Union. 


    Please help-- Wear jeans and make a difference!


    Jeans Day stickers can be purchase in the Administration Office for $5. 


  • Donations for Gifford Tornado Victims

    Nov 19, 2013

    GAHHS Courier, Gloria Jording, is gathering toiletries and supplies to take to the Gifford Nursing Home, Country Health, to help with the Tornado Relief Effort. If you would like to help contribute please drop off your items at the hospital front entrance, 1120 N. Melvin St., Gibson City, IL

  • Illinois Rural Health Association Join Rep. Harms to Honor Local Docs

    Nov 18, 2013

    Friends, family, colleagues and local dignitaries gathered at a reception at the Railside Golf Course hosted by Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) to honor Drs. Hagan, Price and Spangler for their dedicated service toward improving healthcare in rural communities. The doctors were selected by the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) to receive the 2013 Rural Physicians...