News & Events

EHS Designated Level III Emergency Cardiac Care Center

October 26, 2021

EHS is now a Designated Level III Emergency Cardiac Care Center. In spite of the challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic, our entire Emergency Department Team has worked hard to earn this important designation. Congratulations to Dr. David Kieffer, Chief of Emergency Medicine, and his team of Emergency Medicine physicians and providers, and to… Read more »

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EHS Receives National Stroke Award

August 23, 2021

Effingham Health System earns national recognition for efforts to improve stroke treatment The American Heart Association presents Get With The Guidelines SilverPlus award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients SPRINGFIELD, GA— Effingham Health System has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for their commitment… Read more »

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Dr. Witt Named to 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives of 2021

June 30, 2021

        Dr. Fran Witt, Effingham Health System’s President and CEO, has been named to one of the healthcare industry’s most prestigious lists: Modern Healthcare magazine’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, 2021. As a member of this group, Dr. Witt is recognized along with major healthcare leaders from across the United States, including… Read more »

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New Branding Unveiled

June 23, 2021

Click to Read the Savannah Morning News/EffinghamNow story. A Message from Dr. Fran Witt, President and CEO, Effingham Health System: Long before I joined Effingham Health System five years ago, the mighty oak tree was chosen as our symbol. It has stood for strength, commitment, dedication, and perseverance, and long life. Under this oak tree… Read more »

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2020 Employee Awards Presentation

May 25, 2021

This year, Effingham Health System hosted its very first virtual and in-person Employee Awards presentation to announce our recipients for 2020! On May 25th, we celebrated a phenomenal group of team members whose hard work and commitment to excellence deserved to be highlighted. Join us in congratulating these team members for receiving this esteemed honor… Read more »

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The DAISY Honoree for Extraordinary Nursing Is…

May 18, 2021

Congratulations to Leslie Mihalek, this quarter’s DAISY Honoree! And to Brittany McHenry, also nominated for the award. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring, and compassion of the… Read more »

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A Letter From Our CEO During Hospital Week

May 12, 2021

Dear EHS Team Members,   One year ago, you rose to the challenge of a global pandemic. Today, I am filled with much gratitude and respect. Each of you took on monumental challenges in 2020 and excelled! Your commitment. Your dedication. Your passion and professionalism are unmatched.    We transformed how we work as a… Read more »

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Ameris Bank Donates $150,000 to Effingham Health System

May 6, 2021

(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… Read more »

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