News & Updates

  • Gibson Area Hospital Featured in Healthcare Magazine

    Jul 24, 2018

    AthenaInsight, an online trade publication from Athena Health, featured Gibson Area Hospital in a recent article titled “Community Hospitals: This is your moment.” The piece shines a light on exemplary rural hospitals that are bucking the trend of closing and instead thriving. In the excerpt below (shared with permission from the author Gale Pryor), Rob Schmitt, CEO of Gibson Area...


  • Elite Sport & Fitness Featured on WCIA's Our Town Paxton

    Jul 2, 2018

    A commercial for Paxton's new Elite Sport & Fitness facility is airing this week on WCIA Channel 3 as part of the Our Town Paxton spotlight. The commercial was recently filmed on-site at 615 North Railroad Avenue in Paxton, featuring Elite staff and clients to promote the unique qualities of this athletic performance and healthy lifestyle destination. Individualized training programs and...


  • Dr. George Bark Golf Outing & Fundraiser Debuts at Railside Golf Course

    Jun 14, 2018

    The First Annual Dr. George Bark Golf Outing and Fundraiser made its debut on June 8, 2018, at Railside Golf Course in Gibson City. Because Dr. Bark was passionate about providing quality care to his patients and teaching rural medical students at the University Of Illinois College of Medicine, the proceeds from this memorial golf outing will fund a scholarship for a rural health provider at...


  • Gibson Area Hospital to Host Joy in Medicine Event

    May 29, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) will host an event on behalf of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians on Wednesday, June 13th at the Gibson Area Hospital Community Services Center, located at 205 E. 8th Street in Gibson City. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. program “Joy in Medicine” presented by Kathy Mueller, MD, a Connecticut family...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Announces New PET/CT Service

    May 18, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital now offers PET/CT service each Saturday to enhance local cancer care. The PET/CT scan combines the functional information from a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) exam with anatomical information from a Computed Tomography (CT) exam into one single exam. Because timely treatment is important, the availability of Saturday appointments makes this service a convenient option...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Receives 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™

    May 16, 2018

    Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) among its recently announced recipients of their 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which included 458 hospitals across the United States. This award places GAHHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals...


  • GAH Auxiliary Awarded Eight Scholarships at Spring Banquet

    May 7, 2018

    Picture L to R: Emily Lange, Brooks Schmitt, Maya Brust, Kalista Klann, Liberty Jamison, Holly Garcia and Stephanie Streenz. Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary held their annual Spring Banquet on Monday, April 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. During this banquet, the GAH Auxiliary awarded eight scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care. This year’s...


  • GAH Honored at IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase

    Apr 17, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) was honored at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Quality Advocacy Showcase on April 12, 2018, at the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda in Springfield. Representing GAHHS were Sue Johnson, RN, Documentation Coordinator; Mae Eichelberger, RN, BS, Infection Prevention/Employee Health; and Barb Meyer, RN, MSN, Executive Director of...


  • GAH Nurses “Go the Extra Mile” To Celebrate National Nurses Week with 5k Run/2 Mile Walk

    Mar 12, 2018

    According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), National Nurses Week (May 6-12) is celebrated each year to recognize “the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.” To celebrate, the Nurses Week committee at Gibson Area Hospital is hosting a 5K Run/2 Mile Walk as a way to promote wellness, have fun, and give back to the community. Profits...


  • GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt Named Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year

    Mar 9, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is proud to announce that Rob Schmitt, CEO, has been named the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year at the Annual Chamber dinner held in Gibson City. Rob Schmitt’s leadership abilities inspire others to follow him, and is one of the reasons he has served as Chairman for several local organizations. Rob is a leader who has a true...


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