News & Updates

  • GAH Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for Obstetrics

    Jan 29, 2016

    Gibson Area Hosptial list among top 15% of hospitals considered the best in which to have your baby in 2016. Gibson Area Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider...


  • GAH Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for Orthopedics

    Jan 29, 2016

    Gibson Area Hospital has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics . This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital....


  • Community Care Coordination Becomes Foundation for Patient-Centered Medical Home

    Jan 18, 2016

    Striving to make high quality health care the standard for rural East Central Illinois, Gibson Area Hospital is developing a new project which will help establish its thirteen clinics as patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). The creation of Community Care Coordination, a grant-funded program uniting Gibson Area Hospital with Paxton-based partners Community Resource &...


  • GAH Auxiliary to Award Nine Scholarships

    Jan 14, 2016

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary is excited to announce they have nine scholarships to award this year. Scholarships this year include two $2000 scholarships and a $1000 scholarship from The Verna Buck Fund. These three scholarships are designated for nursing students only. The GAH Auxiliary will also be offering two scholarships for $2000 for students choosing a career in any medical...


  • 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...


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