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EHS Lunch, Laugh & Learn Event Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

October 27, 2018

An engaging and lively conversation about breast cancer awareness was at the heart of Effingham Health System’s annual Lunch, Laugh and Learn event. Hosted by EHS CEO, Fran Baker-Witt, speakers included WSAV-TV’s Tina Tyus:  Syndicated Humor Columnist, Ronda Rich; and EHS Women’s Health Practitioner, Toni Sylvester MD, FACOG. The sold-out event mixed serious healthcare statistics,… Read more »

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Effingham Health System 50th Anniversary Seal

Effingham Health System Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 16, 2018

(Springfield, GA) October 16, 2016 — Effingham Health System (EHS) has kicked off its Golden Jubilee year with a Birthday Party celebrating its history and ongoing transformation. EHS will be hosting a series of events leading up to the 50th birthday of the hospital, which opened on August 25th, 1969. That was the same summer… Read more »

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System is a Game Changer for Patients

August 14, 2018

In a move that is redefining surgery options for local residents, the first surgeries using advanced robotic surgery at Effingham Health System were performed this past week. The introduction of da Vinci X® robotic surgical system at Effingham Health System is a game changer for healthcare in our community. The cutting-edge surgical robot will help… Read more »

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Effingham Health System Launches PARAMED Program

July 27, 2018

(Springfield, Georgia) May 23rd, 2018—What if a simple visit from a healthcare team could help a person struggling to manage a chronic illness stay healthier—or ”compliant” as physicians call it—avoiding costly rides in an ambulance, multiple trips to the ER, and repeated hospital admissions that many patients cannot afford?     With the mid-June launch… Read more »

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Medicare.gov Top Hospital Plaque for EHS

Effingham Health System Receives Only 2017 Four-Star Medicare.gov Rating in Greater Savannah Area

March 12, 2018

(Springfield, Georgia) February 26, 2018— For Effingham Health System (EHS), a community hospitalfocused on transformation, Medicare.gov’s Hospital Compare rating of four-stars, is recognition that the hospital’s quality of care is the best in the area. EHS is the only hospital in the Greater Savannah area—Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, and Bulloch counties—to be named a Top Hospital… Read more »

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Closings Due to Winter Storm

January 3, 2018

UPDATE ON CLOSINGS: Due to the winter storm, Effingham Health System Physician Practices, including all Effingham Family Medicine locations, The Women’s Center, and ECB Occupational Medicine, will CLOSE TODAY (Wednesday, Jan 3rd) and will reopen at NOON on Thursday, January 4th.

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Deadline Approaches for Enhanced Rural Hospital Tax Credit to Support Transformation of Local Healthcare

October 5, 2017

(Springfield, GA) November 1st is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia income tax credit of up to 90% of their contribution. The Georgia General Assembly made this opportunity available through its implementation, and recent enhancement, of the Georgia Rural Hospital… Read more »

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EHS SIGNS BAILEY ALFORD, M.D. TO PROVIDE LOCAL PEDIATRIC CARE

August 15, 2017

(Springfield, Georgia) August 15, 2017—Effingham Health System is putting major emphasis on transforming healthcare for children in our community. As part of that commitment, Dr. Bailey Alford, is joining Effingham Health System as a full time pediatric physician. This is a “coming home” for Dr. Alford, who grew up in Guyton. “Dr. Bailey,” as her… Read more »

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