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GAHHS Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

May 12, 2016

GAHHS Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

Gibson Area Hospital has been announced as one of America’s 100 Best Hospital for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. This evidence based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on Medicare data weighed according to the preference of women in a 2016 national survey of 1,000+ female respondents.

“Women are the Chief Medical Officer for the household, making upwards of 90% of all healthcare decisions. Considering she bears the responsibility of making these incredibly important decisions, the Women’s Choice Award offers a trusted solution by identifying the hospitals that have proven superior patient experience. Finally, a source that shares her values and priorities is available,” said Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

The list of award winners, including Gibson Area Hospital represents hospitals that create an extraordinary patient experience for women and their families by providing exceptional care.

Responding to the award announcement, the GAHHS Administrative team praised the organization’s team of professionals who impact each patient encounter. “We are proud of the healing environment that our staff creates for our patients every day. It is an honor to receive the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, and we are thrilled that our staff is being recognized for their efforts to provide an exceptional patient experience.

The America’s 100 Best Hospitals scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on what matters most to women when choosing a hospital. For 2016, the most important considerations were patient’s willingness to recommend, doctor and nurse communications, staff help, pain management, cleanliness and explanation of medications, in that order.

The qualification process begins with scores derived by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for each hospital in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) database. Our national survey of women determines which questions in the HCAHPS survey, completed by patients after discharge, are most important to them in determining their satisfaction with their hospital stay. A weight is given to each of the most important questions.

The responses to those questions, weighted accordingly, results in a numeric score for each hospital reporting valid HCAHPS data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The scoring is totally objective and uniform. The best 100 scores in each of the four hospital bed size categories (less than 100 beds, 101-250 beds, 251-400 beds, and over 400 beds) determine the recipients of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience award.

For more information on the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience visit

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Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) is designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) under Medicare guidelines, with 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, and a 2015 and 2016 Women’s Certified designated Best Obstetrics Hospital. As a full service hospital with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff, GAHHS is a leader in healthcare services in East Central Illinois, GAHHS employs more than 600 people and is an economic engine for the rural region it serves.

The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored as #1088 on the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2015, as well as selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch in 2015, a statewide program managed by GrowFL which celebrates the Florida’s top second stage companies. Visit to learn more.

The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award.

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