Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) CEO Rob Schmitt and Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Foundation Director Curt Homann recently presented updates to members of the Paxton and Gibson City communities about the new project currently being planned by the hospital. This event, along with two other spring functions, have launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the new medical office building which will be built on the GAHHS campus just north of the Annex, the long-term care facility attached to the hospital. Driving the capital campaign for the largest project in the history of the hospital, the GAH Foundation has pledged to match up to two million dollars in donations.
Slated to be the new home for the offices of general surgery and orthopaedic surgery; services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy; as well as the site for a chemotherapy infusion center, the new medical office building will provide patients the space, comfort and convenience they have come to expect from GAH services, while also positioning the organization for future growth. The anticipated building is designed with two stories and includes over 30,000 square feet of patient areas, with plans to feature a Starbucks coffee kiosk in the main lobby area.
Located in the center of Ford County, Gibson Area Hospital is the economic engine in the region, employing over 830 people from 102 zip codes and providing a total economic benefit of over $360 million to the area in 2019. Having established itself as a leader among critical access hospitals, patients, business partners, and employees of GAH can be assured that the mission and vision of the organization to be the model of excellence in rural healthcare is the goal each and every day.
Those interested in contributing to the growth of the hospital can make an impact by donating to the medical office building project by contacting Jody Cramer, Gibson Area Hospital Foundation Assistant, at 217-784-2602 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org