Employee & Leadership Awards for 2022

Effingham Health System honored all of our Nurses, the entire Hospital Team, and Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center’s Skilled Nursing staff with special national celebrations throughout May.

Effingham Health System also recently honored a select group of employees that have excelled in their positions during this exceptionally challenging year. They have demonstrated professionalism, dedication, compassion, and passion for their work in four key areas of the healthcare system.

2022 Employee of the Year Recipients
Ashley Mitchell; Hospital Employee of the year
Amber Durden; Effingham Family Medicine Practice Employee of the Year
Grace Fuller; Care Center Employee of the Year
Kristie Whitley (Endura care); On-Site Contractor of the Year

EHS also recognized four outstanding leaders. As the plaques they were given state, “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.”

2022 Leadership Award Recipients
Patrice Goldwire
Nancy Flemming
Carol Mitchell
Hillary Evans

Years of Service Award Presentations
Listed below are the 43 employees who were honored for their time and commitment (5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 years) to Effingham Health System.

Dr. Fran Witt (President and CEO) and Patricia Ann Yarbrough (Chairman of the Board) present the honorees (left to right, as listed above).  


Name Job Title Department
Katrina Martin Director of Business Office Insurance & Billing
Lee Hughes Charge Validation Analysis Charge Validation


Name Job Title Department
Stephanie Riggin HIM Coordinator HIM
Amy Edwards Respiratory Therapist Cardiopulmonary


Name Job Title Department
Anna Banister Nurse practitioner EFM Rincon
Catherine Blake PCT Cancer Care Center
Sharon Carpenter HIM Clerk HIM
Erin Elton Data Resources Coordinator Performance Improvement
Josh Forbes Dir. Of Engineering and Facilities Facilities
Stacey Forbes Patient Financial Advisor Southern Surgical Providers
Carol Oglesby Phlebotomist Lab
Adaliz Rivera-Ramos RN ER
Rita Walker PCT OR


Name Job Title Department
Karen Anderson Manager, Materials Mgmt. Materials Management
Latasha Carter C.N.A Care Center
Nancy Flemming Exec. Dir. Ambulatory Anc. Serv. Clinical Administration
Dr. Romualdo Laygo Physician EFM Guyton
Julie Mingledorff Unit Clerk MedSurg
Kristie Moore Nurse Practitioner EFM Guyton
Mandy Reed RN OR
Amy White RN ER
Jermeecka Williams Lead Laundry Tech Laundry


Name Job Title Department
Shannon Anderson CT Tech CT Scan
Cathy Breckenridge C.N.A Care Center
Delores Creasy HIM Coder HIM
Samantha Eason Unit Clerk ED
Sharon Etuk AP Manager Finance
Linda Golson Patient Financial Advisor Cancer Care Center
Kristal Jaster Physician Assistant EFM Port Wentworth
Patrick Kemp EVS Floor Tech EVS
Esther Kipkemboi C.N.A Care Center
Zana Kirkland Certified Surgical Tech OR
Lisa Macdonald HIM Analyst HIM
Emily Marsh Radiology Tech Radiology
Mandy Mastin Unit Clerk ED
Ashley Mitchell IT CS Supervisor IT
Alfred Reci Medical Technologist Lab
Chasteen Slater SS Scheduler Specialist OR
Ashley Smith Radiology Clerk Radiology
Michael Smith Supervisor Materials Management
Justin Waldron Maintenance Mech III Facilities
Amy Watson Clinical Lead Clinical Administration
Sheila Lewis HIM Analyst HIM