Transforming Healthcare Close to Home

When transparency and expertise exceed expectations, then we know we are leading the change in healthcare.


Effingham Health System’s transformational journey is to become more innovative and collaborative while delivering expert care, close to home.

Guided by CEO Fran Baker-Witt’s vision to “Be the change, lead the change, see the change,” we are transforming healthcare in every patient service and interaction. We empower patients to take an active role in their own health and well-being, assuring the best possible health outcomes for all patients.

As part of that commitment, we’re collaborating with leading regional specialists to provide expert care for our patients, right here in their own community. These joint initiatives—like the new Cancer Care Center in collaboration with Summit Cancer Care and Effingham Orthopaedics with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates—are shaping the future of healthcare in our area, and Effingham Health System is leading that change.

As we turn our vision toward tomorrow, expect to hear a renewed emphasis on engaging patients and their families, and to see new services based on feedback from the people Effingham Health System serves—our neighbors here in Effingham County and the surrounding areas.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide every patient an experience of compassion, quality care, and service excellence at its highest level of customer expectation.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to achieve customer and industry recognition while providing the highest potential health outcomes for the patients we serve.

Our Values

We believe the success of Effingham Health System will be directly related

to the values we hold, share, and practice. These values must form the basis for every action we take toward patients, families, physicians, volunteers, and each other with commitment to:

Patient Safety


Quality Care


Service Excellence