News & Events

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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EHS Hosts 50th Anniversary Health Fair

November 28, 2018

Article from WTOC-TV, Savannah By Amanda LaBrot | November 3, 2018, at 6:10 PM EST EFFINGHAM CO, GA (WTOC) -Effingham Health System celebrated 50 years with a first-of-its-kind health fair and block party on Saturday. Effingham Health System CEO Fran Baker-Witt says it’s a chance to show the dedication and commitment to those in Effingham County. “This is… Read more »

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Lunch Laugh and Learn Program

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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