Mari Carswell

We’ve Expanded Our Emergency Room to Better Serve Our Growing Community

December 11, 2023

You Spoke, and We Listened Our Emergency Room treats almost 21,000 patients each year. We have added additional treatment space within our Emergency Room, which, along with dedication and commitment to innovation and best practices, will improve your patient experience. Our Board-certified Emergency Medicine Physicians will continue to provide quality care close to home. Click… Read more »

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$250,000 Donation from Vulcan Materials

August 8, 2023

Effingham County Commission Chairman Wesley Corbitt put a personal spin on a special check presentation this past week. He shared with those gathered three times when Effingham Health System has been there for him during major medical emergencies or to treat seriously ill family members.  His heartfelt stories add relevance to Vulcan Materials’ presentation of… Read more »

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ITx Vendor Data Breach

For Immediate Release On February 2, 2023, ITx discovered that its secure file transfer protocol provider, Fortra, was subject to a data privacy event that potentially impacted ITx’s clients’ patient information (“Fortra Event”). ITx promptly launched an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the Fortra Event. On March 24, 2023, ITx completed its… Read more »

Effingham Pediatrics Center Grand Opening

May 8, 2023

Dr. Fran Witt, President and CEO of Effingham Health System, shared these comments during the Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Effingham Pediatrics Center, located at 520 West 3rd Street in Springfield, Georgia. “Today is monumental and marks a pivotal era that evidences best practices and transformational healthcare—specifically, Pediatric Services to our community. As we… Read more »

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Medicaid or PeachCare Redetermination Is Coming Soon

March 23, 2023

On April 1, 2023, the state of Georgia must begin verifying eligibility for all Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids® members. Update your contact information on Gateway now before the Medicaid redetermination deadline. Stay informed about your family’s Medicaid status!  Current Georgia Medicaid Members Visit for information on how to update your Gateway account. Don’t wait! Follow the instructions on that page to update your contact information before April 1, 2023.

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AHA Rural Health Services Committee names 2023 leaders

January 11, 2023

.    Dr. Fran Witt, president and CEO of Effingham Health System (Georgia), has been named a 2023 Leader for the American Hospital Association’s Rural Health Services Committee. Dr. Witt, who was completing a partial term, has been elected to a full three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2025. The Rural Health Services Committee represents the… Read more »

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