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Gibson Area Hospital Announced as #2 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital in the State of Illinois!

January 29, 2024

Gibson Area Hospital Announced as #2 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital in the State of Illinois!



Healthgrades Ranks Gibson Area Hospital Among Top 3 in Illinois and One of America’s Top 100 for Orthopedic Surgery!

Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services has been Ranked among the Top 3 in Illinois for Orthopedic Surgery-The only East Central Illinois Hospital to be one of America’s 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery in 2024.


Gibson City, IL  – January 26, 2024 – Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services(GAHHS) announced today that it ranks #2 in Illinois for Orthopedic Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with the various other orthopedic awards below, reflect Gibson Area Hospital and Health Service’s commitment to delivering the best care possible and distinguish the organization as one of Illinois’ leading hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.


Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services’ Healthgrades Awards:

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery (2024)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2024)


Healthgrades also identified the 100 Best hospitals for 16 of the most common specialty care areas.  This distinction reflects Gibson Area Hospital’s outstanding clinical performance and distinguishes it as one of the country’s leading hospitals.


“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades as the #2 Orthopedic Surgery Hospital in the entire state of Illinois, the only one in East Central Illinois, and to be nationally recognized as a top 100 hospital for Orthopedics.   These designations confirm the commitment to excellence by our providers and the entire GAHHS team.  I am incredibly proud of their commitment to quality, compassionate care.  Their dedication proves that our vision continues to be THE model of excellence in community-based healthcare and we remain driven to provide the best possible care, to everyone we serve.”

Rob Schmitt, CEO


Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most–patient outcomes–to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in each of the 32 states assessed. Healthgrades’ 2024 analysis revealed that patients who seek care at a hospital with rankings in their condition or procedure have a better chance of a good outcome than if they were treated at a facility that is not among the top 3 in Illinois. This widening performance gap highlights the importance of selecting a top-rated program. In fact, from 2020 to 2022, patients treated at hospitals that received a state ranking for Orthopedic Surgery had, on average, a 44.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that were not state ranked for Orthopedic Surgery.*


“Healthgrades is proud to recognize Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services as among the top 3 in Illinois for Orthopedic Surgery,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a #2 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care for Orthopedic Surgery at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services.”


Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.


*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information, see the complete 2024 Specialty State Rankings Methodology.


About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

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