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WATSEKA — Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka announced that it will file a certificate of need with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to close the hospital’s obstetrics services unit, effective July 31.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department has scheduled additional flu vaccination clinics for 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the agency’s office at 235 N. Taft St. in Paxton.
Ford County residents can schedule an appointment for one of those dates by calling 217-379-9281.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for excellence in patient satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute-care hospitals in the nation.
PAXTON — The Paxton City Council learned last week that the city’s zoning board of appeals will consider a request in December from Paxton Health Care & Rehab for a sign to be placed on city property, informing people how to get to the nursing home north of town.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary, in conjunction with the Gibson Area Hospital Foundation, is sponsoring the 12th annual Love Lights a Tree fundraiser to support Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services.
GIBSON CITY — Eric Hyatt raised his right hand and repeated the words read to him by City Clerk Carla Moxley.
To most observers, it probably appeared just like any other oath of office administered in the Gibson City Council chambers.
PAXTON — Ford County residents who want to quit smoking cigarettes will have an added incentive to do so — even if it’s just for one day.
The Ford County Public Health Department is hosting a drawing for a free turkey, donated by the Paxton IGA, on Thursday, Nov. 17.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City native Matthew Ertel has been hired as chief financial officer for Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS).
Ertel was born at Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) and raised in Gibson City. Ertel said he considered himself a “frequent flyer” at the hospital during his childhood, as he underwent multiple operations on his hands and feet there.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department has scheduled a dozen flu clinics for this fall.
The flu clinics begin Monday, Sept. 26, and conclude Thursday, Oct. 20, and will be held at sites throughout the county.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital’s board of directors has extended a new five-year employment contract to the hospital’s chief executive officer, Robert Schmitt.