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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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Effingham Health System Receives Only 2017 Four-Star Rating in Greater Savannah Area

March 12, 2018

(Springfield, Georgia) February 26, 2018— For Effingham Health System (EHS), a community hospitalfocused on transformation,’s Hospital Compare rating of four-stars, is recognition that the hospital’s quality of care is the best in the area. EHS is the only hospital in the Greater Savannah area—Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, and Bulloch counties—to be named a Top Hospital… Read more »

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Closings Due to Winter Storm

January 3, 2018

UPDATE ON CLOSINGS: Due to the winter storm, Effingham Health System Physician Practices, including all Effingham Family Medicine locations, The Women’s Center, and ECB Occupational Medicine, will CLOSE TODAY (Wednesday, Jan 3rd) and will reopen at NOON on Thursday, January 4th.

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August 15, 2017

(Springfield, Georgia) August 15, 2017—Effingham Health System is putting major emphasis on transforming healthcare for children in our community. As part of that commitment, Dr. Bailey Alford, is joining Effingham Health System as a full time pediatric physician. This is a “coming home” for Dr. Alford, who grew up in Guyton. “Dr. Bailey,” as her… Read more »

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Effingham Health TELEMED

Telemedicine is Transforming Healthcare for Children in Our Community

August 2, 2017

(Springfield, Georgia) July 27, 2017— For parents, getting school age children the medical care they need when they aren’t feeling well can be a real challenge. Beginning this fall, a new telemedicine program from Effingham Health System will give parents of Guyton Elementary and Springfield Elementary students the option to have their children “visit” the… Read more »

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New Effingham Orthopaedics Practice Opens in Rincon

Effingham Orthopaedics Practice—professionally staffed by Chatham Orthopaedic Associates physicians—is now open in Rincon. This collaboration provides residents of Effingham, and surrounding areas, access to extensive expertise in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Chatham Orthopaedic Associates’ physicians and providers offer general orthopaedic care and specialized treatment for sprained joints, broken bones, knee pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, and other orthopaedic injuries and conditions. All in a warm and caring… Read more »