Recent Awards and Recognitions


The Partnership for Health and Accountability Patient Safety and Quality Awards- 1st and 2nd place. 

Dr. Fran Baker-Witt, Chief Executive Officer of Effingham Health System, was elected Vice-Chairman of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce for 2020-2021.

Dr. Fran Witt, CEO, Recognized For The 2020 United Way Women Who Rule Campaign.


2018 Top Hospital in Georgia (Four-Star) Award—Second Year in a Row!

HR International RPI Best Practice Award: Best in Class

Georgia Hospital Association Worker’s Compensation Safety Award

Six Effingham Living Most Fab Awards!

  • Best Hospital
  • Best Imaging Center
  • Best Pediatrics
  • Best Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists


2017 Top Hospital in Georgia (Four-Star) Award

Savannah Morning News, Best of the Best Hospital in the Coastal Empire

Global Partnership for Telehealth – School-Based Telehealth Person of the Year

Hospital Marketing Nationals: Best TV and Print Campaigns, Under 200 Beds


Georgia Hospital Association Quality and Patient Safety Award

Global Partnership for Telehealth – Telehealth Coordinator of the Year

Notable Awards in Prior Years

2016— “Excellence in Action Award,” National Research Corporation for Care Center

2015— U.S. News & World Report Names EHS to Best Nursing Homes in Georgia

2015—  AHCA Gold National Quality Award