News & Updates

  • Gibson Area Hospital Welcomes the First Baby of 2019

    Jan 9, 2019

    Gibson Area Hospital Baby Central welcomed Harper Ann Hills as the first baby of 2019. Harper Ann arrived January 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Harper Ann was welcomed into the world by her parents Jaymee Smith and Danny Hills from Hoopeston and joins two siblings at home. Harper Ann was delivered by Doug Lanoue, MD. Jaymee expressed her...


  • Applications Now Available as Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary Set to Award Eight Scholarships in 2019

    Dec 11, 2018

    The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary is excited to announce they have eight scholarships to award this year. Scholarships this year include two $2000 scholarships from The Verna Buck Fund. These two scholarships are designated for nursing students only. For students choosing a career in any medical field, the GAH Auxiliary offers two scholarships in the amount of $2000, and the GAH Gift Shop...


  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services Receives National Recognition

    Nov 15, 2018

    Today, on National Rural Health Day, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. “This award represents yet another example...


  • GAHHS Radiologist Gary Kerber, MD, Receives 2018 Illinois Rural Physician of Excellence Award

    Oct 12, 2018

    A special reception was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, to honor Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) Radiologist Gary Kerber, MD, as the recipient of the 2018 Illinois Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA). Commenting on Dr. Kerber’s nomination and award, IRHA Executive Director Margaret Vaughn stated, “What struck...


  • Elite Sport & Fitness Grand Opening Event in Gibson City

    Oct 4, 2018

    Event: Gibson City Elite Sport & Fitness Open House Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Join Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services for the GRAND OPENING of Elite Sport & Fitness in Gibson City on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Tour the workout gym and fitness studio, meet our trainers and staff, register for grand opening prizes, and enjoy...


  • Dr. William Youngerman Celebrated for Over Three Decades of Service at Gibson Area Hospital

    Sep 12, 2018

    William Youngerman, MD, a visiting ENT specialist at Gibson Area Hospital for over 35 years, will see his last patients at the Gibson Area Hospital Outpatient Clinic today (9/12). The Christie Clinic–based otolaryngologist from Champaign was given a special thank you celebration by hospital administration and staff. The Gibson community would like to thank Dr. Youngerman for his many...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Featured in Healthcare Magazine

    Jul 24, 2018

    AthenaInsight, an online trade publication from Athena Health, featured Gibson Area Hospital in a recent article titled “Community Hospitals: This is your moment.” The piece shines a light on exemplary rural hospitals that are bucking the trend of closing and instead thriving. In the excerpt below (shared with permission from the author Gale Pryor), Rob Schmitt, CEO of Gibson Area...


  • Elite Sport & Fitness Featured on WCIA's Our Town Paxton

    Jul 2, 2018

    A commercial for Paxton's new Elite Sport & Fitness facility is airing this week on WCIA Channel 3 as part of the Our Town Paxton spotlight. The commercial was recently filmed on-site at 615 North Railroad Avenue in Paxton, featuring Elite staff and clients to promote the unique qualities of this athletic performance and healthy lifestyle destination. Individualized training programs and...


  • Dr. George Bark Golf Outing & Fundraiser Debuts at Railside Golf Course

    Jun 14, 2018

    The First Annual Dr. George Bark Golf Outing and Fundraiser made its debut on June 8, 2018, at Railside Golf Course in Gibson City. Because Dr. Bark was passionate about providing quality care to his patients and teaching rural medical students at the University Of Illinois College of Medicine, the proceeds from this memorial golf outing will fund a scholarship for a rural health provider at...


  • Gibson Area Hospital to Host Joy in Medicine Event

    May 29, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) will host an event on behalf of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians on Wednesday, June 13th at the Gibson Area Hospital Community Services Center, located at 205 E. 8th Street in Gibson City. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. program “Joy in Medicine” presented by Kathy Mueller, MD, a Connecticut family...


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