News & Updates

  • Ross Harden Awarded GAHHS June Employee of the Month

    Jun 22, 2015

    Ross Harden, raised and currently living in Bellflower, was chosen as the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) June Employee of the Month. Ross has worked for GAHHS for 1-1/2 years and is currently with the Ambulance Department. Ross enjoys his job with GAHHS because he can help people out and all of the great people he works with on nights. Ross and his wife, Danielle, have...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Nurses Week 5k Goes the Extra Mile for FCA Power Camp and GAH Foundation

    Jun 8, 2015

    When nurse leadership decided to celebrate National Nurses Week by partnering with Choose 2 Change to host a 5K Run/2 Mile Walk as a “great way to promote wellness, have fun, and also give back to the community,” according to Kristin Salyards, MSN, RN, Director of Women, Infants, and Children’s Services, she did not realize the impact they would make. With the participation of...

  • GAH Receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

    Jun 3, 2015

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 719,000 total knee replacements and 332,000 total hip replacements were performed in 2010. In 2014, The National Osteoporosis Foundation reported that a woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer (NOF 2014, “What Women Need to Know”). The Women’s Choice Award...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Among America’s Best Hospitals to Have a Baby

    May 27, 2015

    Gibson Area Hospital has been named a 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. The list of over 350 award winners...

  • Camp Gibson Now Accepting Applications

    May 26, 2015

    Calling all future Health Care Professionals! Camp Gibson will be held from June 22nd – 26th at Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services. The camp is for incoming 8th grade students who wish to explore future professions in rural health careers. Applications for Camp Gibson are posted here and available at the East Central Illinois AHEC website:

  • National EMS Week 2015

    May 19, 2015

    President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies in 1973. In those days, EMS was a fledgling profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net. A lot has changed over the last four decades. EMS is now...

  • EC AHEC Announces Two Scholarship Award Opportunities

    May 18, 2015

    The East Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is accepting applications for the $500 Community College Healthcare Hero awards for current community college students residing in the following counties: Kankakee, Livingston, Ford, Iroquois, Champaign, Vermillion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Cumberland, and Clark. Applicants must have already completed one semester at any Illinois...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Receives Another 5-Star Rating for Patient’s Satisfaction

    May 15, 2015

    It was recently announced that Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) was one of just 251 U.S. hospitals to receive a five-star rating on patient’s satisfaction from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Of the seven percent of five-star recipients, GAH is the only facility to receive this top honor in the region, which includes Urbana, Bloomington, Normal, Danville, Watseka, Hoopeston...

  • National Hospital Week 2015

    May 13, 2015

    It is National Hospital Week! This week is an annual celebration of hospitals and the men and women who support the health of their communities. It also recognizes the miracles they help to make happen every day, both large and small. Thank you all for everything you do! Check out this video to see how hospitals are working toward that future today…


  • Baby Central RV on Ci Living

    May 12, 2015

    When Ci Living stopped by Gibson City last week Heather Roberts talked with our Baby Central Department about the Baby Central RV and the stops it would be making this year.  Click here to watch the segment.