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

June 3, 2015

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

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 identifies America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in order to address the growing need for bone and joint care, and disease prevention.

Gibson Area Hospitalhas been named a recipient of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospital’s for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Gibson Area Hospitalhas joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women, serving as an example to all hospitals while setting new standards of healthcare excellence for women, their families, and their community.

“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience,” says Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Healthcare Division of the Women’s Choice Award. “When patients have a highly engaged, positive experience with their hospital, it’s a win-win situation,” added Lee.

Hospitals qualify as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Gibson Area Hospitalwas selected due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care.

“Gibson Area Hospital is proud to be a part of the Women’s Certified network of hospital’s selected for their excellence in care for women,” said Rob Schmitt, GAHHS CEO. “It is a testament to the tremendous people working at GAHHS, providing excellent care to the patient’s we serve. I am proud and honored to be part of such an outstanding organization. Gibson Truly Gets It!!”

According to a study by the National Research Corporation Market Insights Survey, the largest healthcare consumer survey in the U.S., a hospital’s reputation is everything. Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women takes the commitment of leadership and staff and ongoing devotion to providing every patient with optimal care. The Women’s Choice Award is a beacon to women, demonstrating that Gibson Area Hospital has met rigorous criteria for clinical best practices and earned higher than average patient recommendation and satisfaction scores. Women can then trust the hospitals that carry the Women’s Choice Award seal, as they enable her to simplify her selection process.

“A woman expects more from a hospital experience and takes her role as the primary healthcare decision maker seriously,” notes Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “More than ever she is self-managing her care by choosing her hospital prior to selecting her doctors. This allows her more control over her hospital stay outcome based on the quality of care she can expect from a Women’s Choice Award hospital.”

For more information on Gibson Area Hospital’sorthopedic care, visit


Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) is designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) under Medicare guidelines, with 25 inpatient beds, 42 long term care beds, Rural Health Clinics and specialty physician offices, and ambulance locations serving the public in Gibson City and all or parts of eight central Illinois counties (Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, Piatt, and Vermillion). GAHHS is a 501 (c) (3), Not-For-Profit organization, Joint Commission certified, a Health Grades Five Star Designated Orthopedic facility, a Women’s Certified designated Best Obstetrics Hospital, and #1 in the Nation in Patient Satisfaction in 2009 and 2011 as designated by Arbor & Associates. GAHHS employs more than 600 people and is an economic engine for the East Central Illinois rural region


The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products, and services most recommended and trusted by women - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their recommendation. Awards are based on surveys 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 versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award’s official website and joining the network.

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