For the seventh year in a row, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) CEO Rob Schmitt has been named among these top 60 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know, one of only two CEOs selected from Illinois. Schmitt, who has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership, is a fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Schmitt began his tenure at GAHHS on December 9, 2002, as the Chief Financial Officer. He was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GAHHS on April 1, 2007. Since joining GAHHS, the organization has expanded its reach throughout eight neighboring counties, with clinics in ten rural communities outside of Gibson City. GAHHS is now the largest Critical Access Hospital in Illinois. In addition, GAHHS has been recognized at the state and national levels for providing high quality care and high patient satisfaction by organizations like DNV GL – Healthcare, Ivantage, Women’s Choice Award, National Rural Healthcare Association, and CMS.
In receiving the recognition, Schmitt acknowledged his supportive colleagues. “It is an honor to be recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as a ‘Rural CEO to Know.’ I am privileged to work with outstanding people at GAHHS. I am surrounded by a great team, especially Robin Rose, COO, who goes above and beyond in all that she does for GAHHS and this community. I am blessed to be part of a wonderful organization,” said Schmitt.