Nursing Departments and Services

  • Emergency Department

    The emergency department (ED) at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (GAHHS) is a full-service emergency department staffed 24 hours a day by a physician* and registered nurse. Patient care is provided by an experienced staff of licensed, professional Registered Nurses who are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support for both adults and children. Patients enter the emergency department at... [ Read More ]

  • Emergency Management

    The Emergency Management Director oversees and coordinates various emergency management programs to include policy and procedure development, develops and implements drill and exercise programs, and responds to and coordinates management of emergency events involving Gibson Area Hospital and the community we serve. This position participates with local, regional and state committees, and... [ Read More ]

  • Home Health Services

    Clients searching for home health services, in their area, may call a home health service of their choice. Some of these include but are not limited to:BroMenn Home Health in Bloomington at (309) 268-5930Carle Home Health in Champaign at (217) 383-3488Champaign Public Health Department at (217) 352-7961Provena Home Health at Champaign at (217) 355-4120Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department at... [ Read More ]

  • Infection Control

    One of the National Patient Safety Goals is to reduce the number of nosocomial infections (hospital acquired infections). This is everyone’s job and the Infection Control Department leads the way in the prevention and control of infections for the well-being of patients, healthcare workers and visitors. Each department at GAHHS is conscientious of their role in the prevention of hospital... [ Read More ]

  • Intensive Care Unit

    The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services is a fully equipped 2-bed department dedicated to providing comprehensive and continuous care for the critically ill adult patient with complex multi-system health problems. Staffed 24 hours a day by specially trained Registered Nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support, low patient to... [ Read More ]

  • Medical Surgical Unit

    The medical surgical nursing staff provides caring, individualized attention to all patients who are hospitalized for illness, surgery or testing and observation. Our nursing staff works together with the physicians, pharmacists and physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists to provide quality care to each patient.Preoperative and postoperative... [ Read More ]

  • Nursing Intern Program

    Nursing Intern Program Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) is offering a summer internship program for registered nursing students in the summer of 2019. Description Our Nursing Intern Program offers students a great opportunity to gain clinical experience and confidence in a hospital setting under the guidance of a registered nurse. Eligibility Students must demonstrate... [ Read More ]

  • Patient Safety / Hospital Card

    In an effort to ensure patient safety and public trust, anyone can inquire about our staffing levels and staff competence by calling Nursing Operation at 217-784-2564 or the Chief Nursing Officer at 217-784-2603. All questions will be answered in accordance with the 2004 Illinois Hospital Report Card Act .

  • Skilled Nursing-Swing Beds

    What is a “Swing Bed”? "Swing bed” is the term used to describe the private room or hospital suite at Gibson Area Hospital that is used as an alternative to a nursing home or rehab facility stay after a surgery or other procedure. When transitional care is needed to fill the gap between hospitalization and home, a swing bed offers you the comfort of a room in your local... [ Read More ]

  • Social Services

    The social services coordinator at Gibson Area Hospital works with a variety of organizations and individuals to provide information to our patients. The coordinator provides assistance with: Medicare Swing Bed Program Nursing home placement Home health referrals Meals on wheels Advanced directives and organ donation County agency referrals Providing information about financial... [ Read More ]