Ameris Bank Donates $150,000 to Effingham Health System

(Springfield, Georgia) May 6, 2021— Effingham Health System is pleased to recognize the generosity of Ameris Bank, which donated $150,000 through Georgia HEART’s Hospital Partnership in 2020 and 2021. The donation brings to $175,000 the total amount that Ameris Bank has contributed over the past three years to Effingham Health System. Regional and local market leaders from Ameris Bank presented the check in a ceremony at the hospital on Thursday.

“We’re committed to expanding the continuum of care and providing safe, affordable access to care—closer to home,” says Effingham Health System’s President and CEO, Dr. Fran Witt. “But it takes a village to sustain a growing healthcare organization. Thank you, Ameris Bank, for your leadership by supporting healthcare in our community.”

Since 2018, Ameris Bank has donated over $4 million to Georgia Rural Hospitals.

“The financial contributions through the Georgia HEART program further the hospitals’ abilities to provide quality health care for the thousands of Georgians who call these communities home,” explains Jamie DeLoach, Vice President and Business Banker with Ameris Bank in Rincon, Georgia. “We are honored to be able to provide these much-needed funds to rural Georgia hospitals, and especially proud to be able to support the Effingham Hospital in their mission to making quality healthcare possible for our community and our neighbors.”

Georgia HEART helps rural and critical access hospitals administer the Georgia Rural Hospital Income Tax Credit. The Tax Credit encourages individuals and businesses to support rural hospitals with a 100% State Income Tax Credit. Many donors receive a federal deduction as well.

Ameris Bank representatives joining Mr. DeLoach for the presentation were Greg Marini, Savannah Market President; Tara Moye, Regional Treasury Sales Officer; Jeannie Lane, Rincon Branch Manager; and Tori Rhett-Johnson, Rincon Assistant Branch Manager.

If you would like more information about how you can donate to Effingham Hospital in exchange for a 100% tax credit, contact LaMeisha Kelly (912-754-0174), Jessica Griffin at Effingham Health System Foundation (912-754-7565), or visit