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Letter from President and CEO of Effingham Health System, Dr. Fran Witt
Dr. Fran Whitt
Dr. Fran Witt President and CEO Effingham Health System

Members of our Staff and our Community,


We celebrate National Nurses Week, National Hospital Week, and National Skilled Nursing Care Week this month. I want to express my genuine appreciation to our entire Effingham Health System team. You provide one of the most essential services for a thriving community, quality health care to the residents of Effingham and surrounding counties.  


Thank you to our Nurses and Skilled Nursing Care teams: As a nurse leader, I appreciate your dedication to your profession. The implementation of evidence-based practices and innovation allows us to increase access to care and healthy outcomes for the patients we serve. The patient experience will always be a number one priority.


Thank you to our hospital team: We congratulate everyone within our organization. Together we arose from a global pandemic, a stronger, more vital organization. Once more, we are focusing on the future. Opening the new Effingham Pediatric Center, implementing Oracle-Cerner, and planning for the considerable growth we expect in this community over the next 5 years. ALWAYS STAYING TRUE TO OUR MISSION AND VISION. 


We continue to serve a FAST growing community and we will continue to Be the Change, Lead the Change, See the Change!



Dr. Fran Witt 

President and CEO

Effingham Health System