News & Updates

  • 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....

  • GAH Auxiliary Announces Eight Scholarships for 2014

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary will offer eight scholarships this year for students going into the medical field. This year the GAH Auxiliary is proud to announce it will be offering three Verna Buck Scholarship for those going into nursing. Two of these are $2000 scholarships and the third is a scholarship for $1000. The GAH Auxiliary is also offering two, $1500 for those students...

  • First Meeting of Breastfeeding Support Group a Success

    Jan 8, 2014

    The first meeting of the Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Breastfeeding Support Group was a great success thanks to the moms and babies who braved the frigid weather on the first Friday of the year! Moms from Fairbury, Forrest, Gibson City, and Heyworth gathered to talk and learn together with Certified Lactation Counselor Kristina Cramer, RN, in the East Board Room at GAH. The shared personal...

  • Gibson Area Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2014

    Jan 3, 2014

    Gibson Area Hospital Baby Central welcomed Hannah Verna May Henning as the first baby of 2014. Hannah arrived January 1, 2014 at 4:05 a.m. weighing 5 pounds 10 ounce and measuring 18.5 inches long. Hannah was welcomed into this world by her parents Dexter Henning and Kelly Wendel, from Gibson City, as well as her brother Trey Wendel. Hannah was delivered by Kathrine Austman, M.D. The family...

  • GAHHS to Offer Free Diabetes Education Classes Again

    Dec 30, 2013

    On January 6, 2014, the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) Education Department will begin offering it’s free Diabetes Education Classes. These classes include information on a variety of diabetes related topics and are led by health professionals with experience in teaching about diabetes. For more information or to register for these free classes, please call Eileen...

  • Mary Meents Awarded GAHHS Employee of the Month for December

    Dec 10, 2013

    Mary Meents, Registered Nurse, Certified Lamaze Childbirth Instructor and Teen Pregnancy Specialist, has been awarded the Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) December Employee of the Month. Raised in St. Anne and a current resident of Watseka, Mary began her nursing career in 1992 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. In retrospect, she recognizes the honor she has had as a nurse to...