About Us

Tift Regional Health System

Main Line: 229-382-7120 or toll free 800-648-1935
For emergencies, dial 911
E-mail: info@tiftregional.com

With a reputation as an innovative provider of quality care, Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) is a growing, not-for-profit hospital system serving 12 counties in South Central Georgia. TRHS offers more than 135 physicians with expertise in over 30 specialties. TRHS provides a wide-range of care, including signature services in surgery, oncology, cardiovascular care, women’s health, neurodiagnostics, geriatric psychiatric care, radiology and more.

The Main Campus is Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a 181-bed regional referral hospital located in Tifton at 901 East 18th Street. TRMC was named a top 10 Georgia medium-size hospital by Georgia Trend magazine in both 2012 and 2013. Tift Regional Medical Center’s West Campus, located in Tifton at 2225 Highway 41 North, is an outpatient facility which houses various diagnostic services and the region’s largest multi-specialty physician practice. Located in Adel, Cook Medical Center is a 60-bed acute care facility which includes a 12-bed geriatric psychiatric unit. Cook Medical Center also offers a 95-bed nursing home.

Tift Regional Health System is under the direction of the Tift County Hospital Authority, a nine-member board of volunteer trustees appointed by the Tift County Board of Commissioners. Though guided by a government-appointed entity, TRHS provides charitable care for the community without financial support from county government.

Mission Statement

To serve the health needs of the patient as well as those of the communities we serve.


To be the community health system of choice.

The Triple Aim

  1. Continuously improve quality, patient safety and the management of population health.
  2. Enhance the patient experience.
  3. Reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Pillars of Excellence

Please click here to view Tift Regional Health System’s Pillars of Excellence.

Quality and Safety

Tift Regional is committed to fostering a culture of safety and quality. We strive to continuously enhance the patient experience through the utilization of performance improvement initiatives. To learn more, please click here.


Hospital Authority of Tift County – Board of Trustees

Jimmy Allen Chairman
John Brownlee Vice Chairman
Joyce Mims Secretary
Jessica Beier, MD Trustee
William Bowen Trustee
Wasdon Graydon, Jr. Trustee
Dallas Hunt Trustee
Sam Sims Trustee

Notice of Meetings

The Hospital Authority of Tift County Board of Trustees holds its regular, monthly meeting in the John Prince Boardroom at Tift Regional Medical Center, located at 901 East 18th Street, Tifton, Georgia. Regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each calendar month and begin at 4:00 p.m. The Hospital Authority of Tift County, Georgia may postpone, reschedule, or cancel a regular meeting in its discretion.

Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests may be made to the Hospital Authority’s Open Records Officer, Kathy Alberson at kathy.alberson@tiftregional.com.

Nondiscrimination Notices

Tift Regional Health System Facilities complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

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Tift Regional Health System – Administrative Staff

Christopher K. Dorman, FACHE  President and Chief Executive Officer
Claire Byrnes   Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care Services
Carol Smith, MBA, RN, NEA-BC  Senior Vice President, Acute Care and Chief Nursing Executive
Karen Summerlin Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Kim Wills, FHFMA   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Justin Beck Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Tamara Branch Vice President, Legal
Jay Carmichael  Administrative Chief of Staff
Christopher Efaw   Vice President, Outreach and Development
David McEachin, MD      Chief Clinical Officer
Melinda McStott, RN  Vice President, Quality Management
Cameron Nixon, MD Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Purvis, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Cook Medical Center

Indera Rampal-Harrod, Ph.D 

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marie Roof

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Linda Wilson  

  Vice President, Revenue Cycle

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Accredited by: The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast CentersMember: Stratus Healthcare, American Hospital Association, Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, VHA Georgia, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, Care Alliance ACO

Hospital Authority of Tift County

E-Verify Number: 478163

Date of Authorization: 12/22/2011