News & Updates

  • Love Lights a Tree

    Nov 17, 2011

    The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary, in conjunction with the GAH Foundation is sponsoring the seventh annual Love Lights a Tree fund-raiser to support Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services. The chairmen of this year’s event are auxiliary Co-Vice Presidents Sue Walker and Maggie Sparks. Last year’s campaign raised over $13,000 and this year the chairmen are hoping to...

  • Thursday is National Rural Health Day!

    Nov 14, 2011

    Thursday November 17 is the first National Rural Health Day.  Join us from 11am to 1 pm to Celebrate the Power of Rural!


  • Sherry Tomlinson Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for November

    Nov 11, 2011

    Sherry Tomlinson has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) November Employee of the Month. Sherry currently lives in the town she was born and raised in, Gibson City. Sherry is currently a Respiratory Care Practitioner with GAHHS, however her career with GAHHS began 25 years ago. “I attend Parkland College and began working at Gibson Area Hospital shortly...

  • GAHHS Employee's Battle With Breast Cancer

    Nov 8, 2011

    From left to right: Kellie Thilmony, Amy Cabbage-Bork, Martha Zimmerman, Ellen Lee, and Terri Eyer National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone, but that is not an excuse to ignore breast cancer for another year. According to National Cancer Institute 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Basically, this means that you are either related to or friends with a woman...

  • The GAH Auxiliary is Hosting a Membership Open House

    Nov 7, 2011

    Since the founding of the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary in 1952, it has been committed to supporting the hospital and its mission to provide personalized, professional health services to the residents of the communities the hospital serves. The GAHHS Auxiliary has over 200 members, including Junior members, that come from many communities served by the hospital to provide volunteer...

  • GAHHS Welcomes New Executive Director of IT

    Nov 4, 2011

    Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) welcomes Jim E. Edwards as its new Executive Director of Information Technology (IT). Jim has over 30 years of IT experience, 18 years of which, he was the Director of Information Systems with Decatur Memorial Hospital. During his job search process Jim came across the hospital’s website. He was so impressed with the hospital’s...

  • Dr. Tattini and Ellen Lee talk about Breast Cancer Options on Ci Living

    Oct 24, 2011

    GAHHS Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon Chad Tattini, M.D. and his patient Ellen Lee were on WCIA’s (Channel 3) new program Ci on October 21st to talking about Ellen's battle with breast Cancer.  Click the Ci Logo to watch their clip. 


  • Beat Cancer With GAHHS

    Oct 21, 2011

    Beat Cancer with GAHHS and the Paxton Record!


    According to The American Cancer Society, over 287,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.  Some will go on to become survivors; others will lose their fight. 

  • GAH Has Been Named The #1 Hospital in the Nation For Overall Patient Satisfaction

    Oct 20, 2011

    For the second time in 3 years Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) has been named the #1 hospital in the Nation for overall patient satisfaction. GAHHS CEO, Rob Schmitt, said this number one ranking is the reward for the extra effort everyone at GAHHS puts in day in and day out. “It is a testament to the great work, dedication, and hard work of our staff, physicians, volunteers, and the Board...

  • Family Health Care of Fairbury is Now Open

    Oct 13, 2011

    In an effort to better meet the needs of the rural communities in our area, Gibson Area Hospital has taken the step necessary to open a health care facility in Fairbury. On October 10, 2011 these efforts will came to fruition when Rachel Wenger, M.D. opened the doors to the Family Health Care of Fairbury. “I am originally from Strawn and I have always wanted to practice in the...