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EHS names Baker-Witt as chief transformation officer
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Fran Baker-Witt

The Effingham Health System announces that Fran Baker-Witt, RN, BSN, MBA, NHA, has accepted the position of Chief Transformation Officer with the organization effective Jan. 6.

Effingham Health System has made a turn moving to an expected higher level of excellence in service in recent decisions to become a partner in a federal Accountable Care Organization (ACO). With the many demands of CMS upon EHS; i.e., RVU (physician pay for performance), ICD-10 (new federal coding for care management), monitoring of patient discharges to reduce 30-day readmission, the National Rural Accountable Care Organization, and the many rules and regulations to be kept abreast of with compliance, a transformation officer is seen as an added benefit to the organization.

As the chief transformation officer she will be a part of the executive review of all areas moving into an area to improve and grow, i.e., transform.

Most recently, Baker-Witt served as an executive director in the Grady Health System in Atlanta. She is a registered nurse, has a MBA and is working on her doctorate in nursing. She is also a nursing home administrator.