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

April 7, 2014

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

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 mission to elevate standards of patient care for women and their families by empowering them to make smart healthcare choices. Board members will provide insight, findings, expertise and thought leadership on the trends and challenges facing today’s consumers when choosing hospitals and healthcare providers, and provide solutions aimed at helping women who are responsible for 90% of family healthcare decisions.

“The creation of the Women’s Choice Award Healthcare Advisory Board is essential to our future success because empowering women to make smart healthcare choices is most effective when executed locally through our hospital partners,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of WomenCertified Inc. “These leaders are at the helm of the most successful hospitals in America, living our mission each day to provideoutstanding patient experiences. Their success and guidance will support our goal to raise the standards of care for consumers through consumer awareness and education.”

“It is truly an honor to be selected to serve on the Advisory Board for Women Certified,” said Schmitt. “Since winning the Women’s Choice Award we have had a great relationship with Women Certified and I look forward to working with them to continue to elevate the standards of healthcare here in Central Illinois and across the nation.”

About WomenCertified Inc.

WomenCertified Inc. is a marketing research firm and home to the Women’s Choice Award, the only award that identifies brands that women recommend and empowers women with information to make smart brand choices for themselves and their loved ones. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands who are meeting their high expectations. Awards are based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. To learn more, visit

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