News & Updates

  • Patient Teaching Plays Role in Patient Safety at GAHHS

    Feb 28, 2014

    Kristy Elder, RN, GAHHS Clinical Educator, practices the Teach Back Method with Amelia Kerber, EIU Community Health Intern. Each year, the National Patient Safety Foundation, which was founded in 1997 to improve the safety of patient care, sponsors Patient Safety Awareness Week, in order to educate and increase awareness of patient safety activities throughout the health care spectrum. The...


  • Grant Kummerow Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for February

    Feb 20, 2014

    Grant Kummerow, born and raised in Gibson City, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) February Employee of the Month. Grant, a Pre-Registration Representative in the Patient Access Department, has been with GAHHS for over two years and is one of the first faces patients see during their visit to GAH. His position allows him to interact with patients prior to...


  • Dr. Doug Lanoue Joins GAHHS, Onarga Clinic

    Feb 18, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services welcomes Dr. Doug Lanoue to the staff of physicians who serve the system’s family healthcare clinics throughout DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, and Vermillion counties. After completing undergraduate studies at Monmouth College, medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and residency at Mercy Family...


  • Cancer Support Group Cancelled Due to Weather

    Feb 17, 2014

    Due to the weather the Cancer Support Group has been cancelled. Thank you!


  • GAH Employees Wear Red to Support “Go Red for Women”

    Feb 11, 2014

    The American Heart Association’s GO RED for Women’s Heart Health Awareness Day was held Friday, February 7, 2014. GAH employees wore their red in support of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” and were asked to donate $5 to wear jeans. During each Friday in the month of February, GAHHS employees are allowed to wear jeans for a $5 donation. All...


  • GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt Named Among Top 50 Rural Hospital CEOs

    Feb 6, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is pleased to announce that CEO Rob Schmitt, FACHE, FHFMA, has been named on the inaugural list of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" by Becker’s Hospital Review. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly publication which offers hospital-related business and legal news content, “these 50 presidents and CEOs have shown commitment...


  • GAHHS and U of I Extension Office Partner Up to Offer Meals for a Healthy Heart

    Feb 4, 2014

    Planning, shopping and cooking for when you or someone you love has heart disease can be a real challenge. To celebrate American Heart Month in February and help improve your cardiovascular health, University of Illinois Extension and Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services will offer a program called Meals for a Healthy Heart. This workshop series will be taught by Leia Kedem, registered...


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

    Feb 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. 


  • GAHHS Announces New Caregiver Support Group Postponed Until Feb. 12th

    Jan 21, 2014

    On February 12th, 2014, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) will hold the first meeting of the new Caregiver Support Group. The Caregiver Support Group will meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Geriatric Behavioral Services/Behavioral Wellness Center located at #4 Doctors Park in Gibson City. The Caregiver Support Group was created to provide an added support system for those...


  • Starla Blackburn Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for January

    Jan 20, 2014

    Starla Blackburn, of Milford, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) January Employee of the Month. Starla, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Gibson Area Hospital Long Term-Care Annex (Annex), has been a member of the GAHHS family for the past four years. Starla says she enjoys coming to work because she loves helping others and building friendships....


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