News & Events

EHS Receives First COVID-19 Vaccines

December 21, 2020

Effingham Health System has been fortunate to receive early doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Fran Witt, the CEO, shared the enthusiasm of her staff: “This vaccine is a major, proactive step that offers us hope in fighting this virus. We are excited to begin phase one of our COVID-19 vaccination program with our front-line… Read more »

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EHS ER Nurse Receives Daisy Award

October 9, 2020

The international Daisy Foundation salutes one of Effingham Health System’s own! The award goes to Lindsey Lewis who is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at EHS. This prestigious award recognizes extraordinary nurses around the globe who go above and beyond in caring for their patients. Lindsey was nominated by a former patient and… Read more »

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Dr. Fran Witt Recognized for United Way WOMEN WHO RULE Campaign

August 3, 2020

The United Way Women Who Rule Campaign is a social media campaign that raises money and awareness to provide women access to dependable transportation. Championed by United Way WOMEN UNITED, the campaign features the stories of women leaders and local change-makers from all walks of life. Their voices inspire others to give and do more… Read more »

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Dr. Christopher J. Mathews Returns to Effingham Family Medicine

June 3, 2020

Effingham Family Medicine is excited to announce that Dr. Christopher J. Mathews is returning to practice at our EFM Rincon location. Dr. Mathews recently retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Airforce, serving most recently as Commander of the Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Dr. Mathews worked with Effingham Family… Read more »

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Thank You for Your Generosity!

May 21, 2020

The outpouring of support from our community has been amazing. You have helped us keep our healthcare heroes safe with PPE donations, and helped us show them support through donations and food gifts. Your generosity in donating to Effingham Health System during this pandemic demonstrates your commitment to the healthcare profession, and our healthcare workers,… Read more »

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Dr. John Bennett Returns To Port Wentworth Practices

Dr. John Bennett has returned to practice at Effingham Family Medicine and ECB Occupational Medicine in Port Wentworth. As a board-certified internist, Dr. Bennett will see both primary care and internal medicine patients. In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Bennett will focus on future growth for both practices, which are in one of Chatham… Read more »

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Parades Provide Respite from COVID-19 Isolation

May 20, 2020

Effingham Herald SPRINGFIELD — The joy in the air was evident as the residents of Effingham Care and Rehabilitation Center saw each other in person for the first time in many weeks May 8. Staff at the center arranged family parades in which residents were able to see their families driving by in decorated vehicles.… Read more »

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Effingham Hospital Now Has It’s Own Effingham Cardiology Center

February 4, 2020

Effingham Health System is expanding cardiology services—close to home. As our community continues to grow at a fast pace, it is our mission to meet the needs of the people who live here. We recently conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment Survey that identified a growing demand for expanded cardiology services.  In response to this need, we opened… Read more »

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EHS Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award

January 27, 2020

ATLANTA – The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Patient Safety and Quality Award to Effingham Health System in Springfield, GA for its project “Infection Control is in Your Hands”.  The goal for this project was to significantly improve and expand adherence to proper hand hygiene practices across the organization. EHS won… Read more »

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