News & Updates

  • Baby New Year 2016

    Jan 6, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital Baby Central welcomed Jesse Amos Grimes Jr. as the first baby of 2016. Jesse arrived January 1, 2016 at 2:19 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 3 ounce and measuring 20 inches long. Jesse was welcomed into the world by his parents Jesse Amos Grimes and Amanda Lynn Ratts from Rantoul. Jesse was delivered by Katherine Austman, MD. The family was presented with a gift bag filled with...


  • Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti visits Gibson Area Hospital

    Dec 9, 2015

    Courtesy of the Gibson City Courier On the last stop of a 102-county tour through Illinois, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti told Gibson Area Hospital administrators and board members that she was “most excited about this [visit] because you’re the example!” Referring to the health care organization’s successful growth and award-winning care, Sanguinetti wanted to...


  • Dr. Adree Venatta to Host Little Hats, Big Hearts Event

    Nov 30, 2015

    On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Dr. Adree Venatta will be hosting an evening of fellowship with crocheting/knitting for The American Heart Association’s "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program. This event will be held at the Family Health Care of Hoopeston, 705 S. Dixie Hwy, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Yarn and patterns will be supplied along with refreshments. Volunteers are needed to knit red...


  • The Joint Commission Recognizes GAH among Top Performer list for Outstanding Performance on Key Qual

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released its America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report 2015, which summarizes data on 49 accountability measures reported by more than 3,300 Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in 2014. In Illinois, there are 40 Top Performer hospitals on Key Quality Measures. The Top Performer program is a way to...


  • GAH Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspectives

    Nov 18, 2015

    Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. "This is another confirmation that Gibson Gets It when it comes to patient satisfaction and the...


  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Nov 13, 2015

    Contributed by Sheree Stachura, JD, BSN, LHRM, WCC, RN-BC and Eileen Woolums, RN, BSN, CDE November is American Diabetes Month! Almost everyone knows someone with diabetes. There are 29 million people in the US who have it. Can you look at someone and just know they have diabetes? Maybe, but more than likely, you can’t. Diabetes is a sneaky disease. Many people don’t feel...


  • Dr. Delost receives IRHA Rural Physician of Excellence Award

    Nov 12, 2015

    Dr. Gregory Delost received the 2015 Rural Physician of Excellence Award at a reception at Railside Golf Club Monday night. Pictured after the presentation reception are (front row, left to right) Laura Delost, Dr. Gregory Delost and Margaret Vaughn, executive director of the Illinois Rural Health Association. Pictured in the back row are GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt, GAHHS Chief Operating Officer and...


  • The Mahomet Specialty Clinic Visits Ci Living

    Nov 11, 2015

    Wondering what services the Mahomet Specialty Clinic has to offer? Watch Dr. Jason Ye and Laura Brinkley's segment on Ci Living to learn about the wide variety of services the Mahomet Specialty Clinic offers you.  Click on the picture below to view their segment.


  • Love Lights a Tree 2015

    Nov 10, 2015

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary invites you to give a lasting “Gift of Love” as part of their Love Lights a Tree campaign this year. Your gift becomes part of a bigger sum collected by the Auxiliary and is used to purchase items that promote patient care and comfort at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services. And those items last for many years to come. A donation as small as...


  • October is Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 2, 2015

    Contributed by Vicki Angstmann, MAC GAH Geriatric Behavioral Services October is Depression Awareness Month which brings attention to the causes, symptoms, and treatment of depression. Everyone feels sad, blue, and even lonely at times. It is not uncommon to experience feelings of sadness for a few days. However, when these feelings linger for weeks and months, these blue days can actually be...


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