Recent Awards and Recognitions


Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals names Effingham Health System 2022 Small Hospital of the Year

EHS Receives American Heart Association Gold Plus Award for High-Quality Stroke Care

Dr. Fran Witt, President and CEO, honored by Becker’s Healthcare as one of 75 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know.  


Circle of Excellence Award from Georgia Hospital Association Partnership for Health and Accountability 

1st Place Patient Safety Award from Georgia Hospital Association Partnership for Health and Accountability

EHS Designated Level III Emergency Cardiac Care Center

Effingham Health System earns American Heart Association Silver Plus Recognition

Dr. Fran Witt, President and CEO, named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.”


Effingham Health System joins Anthem, Cleveland Clinic, and CDPHP as a Winner of the 2020 Doyle Award (National Recognition from MCG)

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

Effingham Herald’s Most Fab Award Winners: Effingham Hospital, Pediatrics, Cancer Care Center, Cardiologist, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Surgeon, Nurse, CNA, Physical Therapy, Urgent Care, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, IT Worker, and Admin Support Staff.

Best of the Best Coastal Empire, Savannah Morning News Award Winners: Effingham Health System ER, Rehabilitative Services (Physical Therapy), Women’s Health, and Effingham Health System Care and Rehabilitation Center (Senior Care and Assisted Living). Finalist: Effingham Hospital.

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 by 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