New Cancer Care Center Opens at EHS

Expert cancer care is coming to Effingham County. Effingham Health System is integrating the excellence of Savannah-based Summit Cancer Care in the new Cancer Care Center at Effingham Health System. Together they offer medical oncology, including chemotherapy administration, and hematology services.

The licensed Cancer Care Center is operated by Effingham Health System. It will include a specialized chemotherapy pharmacy and a dedicated treatment facility.

Each patient will receive personalized care from one of Summit Cancer Care’s board-certified medical oncologists. Summit’s physicians have earned respect throughout Southeast Georgia for the caliber of care, progressive treatment options, and genuine compassion they offer every patient.

“Now our local cancer patients can receive expert medical oncology care right here, close to home,” explains Fran Baker-Witt, CEO for EHS. “The tremendous amount of time saved traveling for treatment will make it easier for them—and their families—to focus on healing.”

Kris Tillman, CEO/CFO for Summit Cancer Care agrees, “Our goal is not only to cure our patients, but to wholly support them in their journey to healing.”

The new center is located within Effingham Hospital (459 GA Hwy 119 S) but has a dedicated entrance off West First Street. The new space is designed to make treatment as comfortable as possible. A coveredView Post awning and accessible parking make the experience easier for those undergoing treatment.

In addition to expert medical care, Mrs. Baker-Witt and Ms. Tillman both emphasize their staff’s focus on delivering that care with compassion.

Area residents are invited to arrange a tour of the Cancer Care Center at Effingham Health System by calling 912-754-2560.

About Effingham Health System
At a time when many other rural health systems are closing their doors, Effingham Health System has been going through a period of growth and transformation. Over the past several years, EHS has opened a brand-new Emergency Room, a state-of-the-art Surgery Center, and a remodeled Rehabilitative Services center. Effingham Hospital and the EHS Imaging Center have added cutting-edge technology, including 3D Mammography.

About Summit Cancer Care
The practice includes eight physicians who are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology and Hematology. They provide chemotherapy treatment to patients through their own regional clinics and the major regional hospitals.

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