News & Updates

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 7, 2014

    Congratulations to our two Nursing Excellence Award winners today, Christy Cornell and Jason McFerren! Christy Cornell, RN, is a nurse in our Emergency Department. Her dedication to her job inspired a coworker to nominate her for the Nursing Excellence Award, stating that Christy is “dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, peace-loving and courteous.” Another...

  • Nursing Excellence Award Winners 2014

    May 6, 2014

    Today is the first of our many Nursing Excellence Awards! Congratulations to Ashley Hethke, RN, and Pat Lemke, LPN! Ashley Hethke, RN, is a skilled ICU nurse working in the PACU. She was nominated for the Nursing Excellence Award for demonstrating the care and compassion of a dedicated nurse. She is an advocate for her patients and a true team player, displaying a positive, can do attitude....

  • Elite Performance Athlete named HOIC Athlete of the Year

    May 2, 2014

    GCMS Senior Ross Royal, son of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services HR Director Ty Royal, was named the Heart of Illinois Conference (HOIC) Male Athlete of the Year. Ross was chosen from all male athletes nominated in the HOIC conference. This award is given to the male and female athlete of the year in the HOIC conference. The criteria are based on athletic performances,...

  • GAH Auxiliary Names Scholarship Winners

    Apr 25, 2014

    Photo identification (left to right): Emily Elder, Katrina Clements, Lauren Nagle, Alexandra Nettleton, Victoria Gaesser, Brianne Edelman and Corey Fields. The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary awarded nine Heath Care Career Scholarships at their Spring Banquet on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. The Verna Buck Scholarships were presented to Emily...

  • Dr. Foellner to Race for the GAH Foundation

    Apr 14, 2014

    Dr. Richard Foellner is thinking positive as he trains diligently for the upcoming Hyner View Trail Challenge, a 16 mile Trail Race in Hyner, Pennsylvania. Make a $20 pledge and predict his finish time with the form below.  Download the form here or click on the image below. Visit to view more details about the race. Good Luck Dr. Foellner! WE THINK YOU CAN!

  • GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt Joins Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Advisory Board

    Apr 7, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services CEO Rob Schmitt has joined the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Advisory Board comprised of executive level healthcare professionals with a deep expertise in healthcare issues and patient experience. WomenCertified Inc., home to the Women’s Choice Award, announced the formation of the The Advisory Board which will help fuel and advance its...

  • "Back to the Future" Coming to the Red Carpet Event

    Apr 2, 2014

    On April 12, 2014, the Gibson Area Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary will host the 11th Annuall Red Carept Event.  This years event, held at the Kruse Center, 207 N. Lawerence St. in Gibson City will start at 6pm with dinner served at 7pm. 

  • Getting to Know GAH Cardiologist, Lalchand Goyal, M.D.

    Mar 24, 2014

    Since the sixth grade, Cardiologists Lalchand Goyal, M.D., wanted nothing more than to be a heart doctor. That desire of a sixth grade boy turned into a very successful career spanning over 30 years with some very large hospitals and most recently led Dr. Goyal to Gibson Area Hospital & Health Service. Dr. Goyal’s journey started in 1981 when he left India to come to Chicago. Once...

  • Dr. Doug & Kathryn Hamblen, FNP, Stop by Ci Living to Talk About the Onarga Clinic Open House

    Mar 19, 2014

    Dr. Doug Lanoue and Kathryn Hamblen, FNP, stopped by Ci Living yesterday to talk about the Open House for the Onarga Clinic on Thursday, March 27th, from 5pm to 7pm.  The Open House will held at the NEW Onarga Clinic located at 912 W. Seminary St. in Onarga.  Click the video below to watch their segment.

  • The Onarga Clinic to Host Open House March 27th for Dr. Doug Lanoue

    Mar 14, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital Administration and the Onarga Clinic health care providers will host an Open House on Thursday March 27, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 912 West Seminary in Onarga. The public is invited to meet the Onarga Clinic staff and welcome Dr. Doug Lanoue to the Gibson Area Hospital medical staff. Tours of the clinic, which opened in November 2013 to provide a patient-friendly...