News & Events

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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2019 Lunch, Laugh & Learn Event

October 1, 2019

The 2019 Lunch, Laugh & Learn marks the 10th anniversary of this event held to help raise awareness for breast cancer. This event was held at The Local on Laurel and featured a panel of women’s health specialists, including Lori Gaylor (PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA), Rhonda Jones (FNP-BC), Kristal Jaster (PA) and Stephanie Reese (DO). Also… Read more »

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50th Jubilee Gala

September 27, 2019

  Effingham Health System celebrated it’s 50th year of providing healthcare to our community by holding a Jubilee Gala, hosted by the Effingham Health System Foundation. This anniversary celebration, held at The Local on Laurel, was a huge success. Proceeds from the event raised funds to support new technology and healthcare services for Effingham County.… Read more »

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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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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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