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. 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, Southwell Medical is an acute care facility which includes a 12-bed geriatric psychiatric unit and 95-bed skilled rehabilitation facility.

Tift Regional Health System is under the direction of the Board of Directors of Tift Regional Health System, Inc.

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.

Joint Notice of Practices 



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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Corporate Compliance

Tift Regional Health System’s corporate compliance program is a set of internal policies and procedures to comply with laws, rules and regulations. To learn more about our corporate compliance program, click here

Financial and Organizational Information Regarding Our Hospital

Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) is committed to transparency.  In accordance with Georgia HB 321 and HB 186 regulations, TRHS has posted financial and organizational information regarding our hospital.  Please click here to access this information. 


Community Board Members

Southwell’s community board members serve without pay, volunteering time and expertise. Board members set policy, create goals, evaluate management’s performance, and ensure Southwell operates in the best interest of the communities we serve.

James L. Allen
Jessica Beier, M. D. 
William Bowen
Chase Daughtrey
Scott Fulp, D.M.D.
Wasdon Graydon
George M. D. Hunt, IV                                                                                                                                              
Joyce Mims
Cameron Nixon, M.D.
Rubal Patel, M.D.
William Richardson                                     
James Scott, M.D.                                        
Fortson Turner

Executive Leadership

Christopher Dorman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Claire Byrnes, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care Operations
Jay Carmichael, Chief Operating Officer, Southwell Medical
Tonia Garrett, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Alex Le, Chief Operating Officer, Tift Regional Medical Center
David McEachin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Cameron Nixon, M.D., Chief Transformation Officer
Marie Roof, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Karen Summerlin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Kim Wills,  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Accredited by: The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Member: Stratus Healthcare, American Hospital Association, Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, Vizient MidSouth, Horizons Community Solutions