News & Updates

  • Kelsey Montoya Joins Gibson Area Hospital Foundation

    Mar 26, 2015

    In March 2015, Gibson Area Hospital welcomed Kelsey Montoya as the Director of Development for the GAH Foundation. Born and raised on a farm near Macomb, Kelsey has always had a place in her heart for small towns. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Western Illinois University. After graduating, she moved to Texas and spent the last 10 years working in the healthcare...

  • Mary Dewinter Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for March

    Mar 26, 2015

    Mary DeWinter, CNA (better known as “The Shower Lady”) in the Annex, was chosen as the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) March Employee of the Month. Mary has worked for GAHHS for 8 years and previously worked at Palos Community Hospital for 18 years. Mary grew up in English, West Virginia located in McDowell County as the daughter of a coal miner. Her dad...

  • Gluten Free Living Support Group to Hold Open House at Kruse Center

    Mar 26, 2015

    On April 21, 2015, the Gluten Free Living Support Group will hold a Gluten Free Open House at the Kruse Center, 207 N. Lawrence, in Gibson City. The Gluten Free Open House will take place from 5:30:00pm to 7:30pm and will feature displays from local businesses that offer gluten free items. Those in attendance will be able to try gluten free samples from over 25 companies, register for door...

  • Center Aims to Impove Health Care

    Mar 25, 2015

    Courtsey of the Gibson City Courier-Patti Welander Last summer, GCMS Middle School student Shelbie Butler had the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a surgeon, her career goal, at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services’ weeklong Camp Gibson. Now thanks to its recent designation as the East Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC), GAHHS will be able to offer...

  • GAHHS Nurses to host 5k Run/Walk

    Mar 19, 2015

    GAHHS nurses are partnering with Choose 2 Change Fitness Club to host a 5k Run/2 mile walk in honor of National Nurses Week on Saturday, May 9th. Click the links below for more information or to print out the registration and sponsorship forms.


    5k Info Sheet   Registration Form   Extra Mile Sponsorship Form


  • Gibson City Adds Second Food Pantry

    Feb 9, 2015

    Courtsey of GIBSON CITY — Gibson City has another food pantry. Gibson Area Food Pantry, which will distribute food on the third Saturday of each month, came from the work of community volunteers who heard that 1 in 10 people in Ford County is hungry. “We produce food and have a bountiful harvest,” resident Ron Warfield said. “How can we have so many...

  • Rob Schmitt Named One of Becker's 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know Again

    Feb 6, 2015

    Becker's Hospital Review has published its list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know," which features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural communities. Individuals included on the list include CEOs and administrators of hospitals located outside of a major metropolitan areas or healthcare hubs. This is the second edition of the "Rural...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary Announces 2015 Scholarships

    Jan 29, 2015

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary has nine scholarships to award this year. There are two scholarships from The Verna Buck Scholarships worth $2000.00 apiece. These scholarships for are nursing only. There is another Verna Buck Scholarship for $1000.00 also for nursing only. There are two scholarships worth $2000.00 from the GAH Auxiliary. These scholarships are for school work dedicated to any...

  • Deb Wehe Receives GAHHS Employee of the Month Award for January

    Jan 21, 2015

    Deb Wehe, of rural Foosland, was chosen as the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) January Employee of the Month. Deb, a Patient Access Representative for the ER, was raised in Gibson City and has been married to her husband, Bob, for 20 years. Together they have a son, Adam, who is a freshman at Fisher High School. Deb enjoys her job because she gets to meet different people...

  • The New Family Health Care of Hoopeston Opens on Dixie Highway

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Family Health Care of Hoopeston, an affiliate of Gibson Area Hospital, opened its new location at 705 South Dixie Highway in Hoopeston, just north of CVS Pharmacy. The newly constructed facility is designed for patient comfort and convenience, featuring an easily accessible building with visibility, ample parking, numerous exam rooms, and spacious procedure rooms. According to Gibson...