News & Updates

  • Gibson Area Hospital Announces New PET/CT Service

    May 18, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital now offers PET/CT service each Saturday to enhance local cancer care. The PET/CT scan combines the functional information from a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) exam with anatomical information from a Computed Tomography (CT) exam into one single exam. Because timely treatment is important, the availability of Saturday appointments makes this service a convenient option...


  • Gibson Area Hospital Receives 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™

    May 16, 2018

    Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) among its recently announced recipients of their 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which included 458 hospitals across the United States. This award places GAHHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals...


  • GAH Auxiliary Awarded Eight Scholarships at Spring Banquet

    May 7, 2018

    Picture L to R: Emily Lange, Brooks Schmitt, Maya Brust, Kalista Klann, Liberty Jamison, Holly Garcia and Stephanie Streenz. Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary held their annual Spring Banquet on Monday, April 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. During this banquet, the GAH Auxiliary awarded eight scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care. This year’s...


  • GAH Honored at IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase

    Apr 17, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) was honored at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Quality Advocacy Showcase on April 12, 2018, at the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda in Springfield. Representing GAHHS were Sue Johnson, RN, Documentation Coordinator; Mae Eichelberger, RN, BS, Infection Prevention/Employee Health; and Barb Meyer, RN, MSN, Executive Director of...


  • GAH Nurses “Go the Extra Mile” To Celebrate National Nurses Week with 5k Run/2 Mile Walk

    Mar 12, 2018

    According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), National Nurses Week (May 6-12) is celebrated each year to recognize “the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.” To celebrate, the Nurses Week committee at Gibson Area Hospital is hosting a 5K Run/2 Mile Walk as a way to promote wellness, have fun, and give back to the community. Profits...


  • GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt Named Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year

    Mar 9, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is proud to announce that Rob Schmitt, CEO, has been named the Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year at the Annual Chamber dinner held in Gibson City. Rob Schmitt’s leadership abilities inspire others to follow him, and is one of the reasons he has served as Chairman for several local organizations. Rob is a leader who has a true...


  • GAHHS CEO Rob Schmitt Named One of Becker’s 50 CEOs to Know for the Fifth Year in a Row

    Mar 1, 2018

    Rural hospitals throughout the nation provide much needed access to healthcare that many Americans rely on a daily basis. These rural hospitals don’t have the name recognition as many larger metropolitan hospitals, but they continue to provide high-quality healthcare critical to those living in small or rural communities. To give recognition to these hospital leaders, Becker's Hospital...


  • Grand Opening of Paxton Elite Sport & Fitness Greeted with Community Excitement

    Feb 20, 2018

    Courtsey of the Ford County Press PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital’s Elite Sport and Fitness held its grand opening Thursday in its new location at 615 N. Railroad Ave. in Paxton and was welcomed with community enthusiasm and excitement, evident by the attendance by people of all ages who came out to see the new facility. Event-goers from Paxton and several surrounding communities...


  • Grand Opening for New Elite Sport and Fitness in Paxton Coming Soon

    Feb 1, 2018

    Join us for the GRAND OPENING of a one-of-a-kind training facility, Elite Sport and Fitness! Stop by Thursday, February 15th from 4:30pm-6:30pm to tour the workout gym and fitness studio, meet our trainers and staff. We will have refreshments and light snacks and grand opening prizes. This is a free event and open to the public. 615 N Railroad Ave Paxton, IL.


  • GAHHS Receives the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedic

    Jan 29, 2018

    Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services has been once again named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is in the top 11% of 3,230 U.S. hospitals offering orthopedics services. There are clear gender...


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