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EHS Honors Employees with Prestigious C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award

August 8, 2019

(Springfield, GA) August 8, 2019—Effingham Health System honored three special employees with the C. Edward Helmey Humanitarian Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the healthcare system. The award has been presented annually to one exceptional employee, since 1994. Presenting the awards were Fran Baker-Witt, CEO, and Victoria Little, Chief of Support Services. Joining… Read more »

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Effingham Vascular Grand Opening

July 9, 2019

(Rincon, GA) August 7, 2019—Effingham Health System’s 50th anniversary year sees more growth through partnerships, with the opening of Effingham Vascular Center. At a ceremony in Rincon, Ambassadors from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbon on the brand-new Effingham Vascular Center. The center is the result of a new partnership between… Read more »

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EHS Team Wins International HR Award

July 1, 2019

Effingham Health System is the recipient of a notable, international, Human Resources award! The prestigious RPI Best Practice was presented to Kevin Sherman (Human Resources Director) and Latecia Pusha (Human Resources Specialist) at this year’s RPI Conference. Our program competed against large international corporations such as Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo and Ohio State University Medical… Read more »

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Special Notice: State Health Benefit Plan Beneficiaries that have elected Medicare Advantage coverage through United Healthcare—

Effingham Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Effingham Health System is available to provide healthcare services for State Health Benefit Plan Beneficiaries that have elected Medicare Advantage coverage through United Healthcare. It is Effingham’s understanding that the United Healthcare benefits for State Health Benefit Plan Beneficiaries that maintain Medicare Advantage plan coverage are the same whether the provider… Read more »

Ameris Bank Invests in Future of Local Healthcare with $25,000 GEORGIA HEART Donation to Effingham Health System

May 7, 2019

(Springfield, Georgia) Ameris Bank has donated $25,000 in financial support for Effingham Health System through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. Representatives from Rincon’s Ameris Bank office presented a check to Fran Baker-Witt, CEO of Effingham Health System. “This significant donation demonstrates Ameris Bank’s awareness of our community’s healthcare needs and the Bank’s commitment to support… Read more »

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Dr. Laygo Moves to Guyton Effingham Family Medicine Office

April 1, 2019

As our community continues to grow, our Effingham Family Medicine Practices will also be adjusting to this expansion. As of April 1st 2019, Dr. Romualdo Laygo will be relocating to our Guyton office. Dr. Laygo will continue to see patients Monday through Wednesday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Our mission, as always, is to provide our patients with… Read more »

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2019 Employee Awards Banquet

March 15, 2019

(Pooler, Georgia) March 14, 2019— Living up to their “Our People Matter” mantra, Effingham Health System honored over 70 employees during their 2019 Employee Appreciation Banquet. Stephanie Riggin, Health Information Management Coordinator,, was honored as Employee of the Year. Outstanding Service Awards went to Ashley Mitchell (department), Marilou Howe (department), and Richie Burns (department). The… Read more »

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First Gears & Grub Event a Huge Success

March 9, 2019

(March 8, 2019)  The first annual Gears & Grub event, hosted by Effingham Health System Foundation to benefit Effingham Health System. A Huge “Thank You!” to all of our employees, volunteers, and sponsors who made this first annual event happen. We had thousands of people in attendance! Mark your Calendars for the second annual Gears… Read more »

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