Dr. Fran Witt, Effingham Health System’s President and CEO, has been named to one of the healthcare industry’s most prestigious lists: Modern Healthcare magazine’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, 2021. As a member of this group, Dr. Witt is recognized along with major healthcare leaders from across the United States, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.
From Modern Healthcare Magazine:
Witt launched several innovative programs at the rural health system. That includes a three-year digital transformation initiative, opening a cardiology center that allows patients to stay in the community, and expanding pediatric care, including a school-based telemedicine program that allows students and teachers to be seen and treated remotely. The Georgia Hospital Association honored Effingham for a patient-safety program that decreased the length of time it takes for patient who present in the ED to see a clinician. The system has also been honored by Joint Commission as a high-performing organization for a program that reduced readmissions in nursing homes. Witt serves on American Hospital Association’s rural health services council and the Georgia Rural Health Association board.