229.382.7120 / 800.648.1935

About Us

Tift Regional Health System

Toll free number: 800-648-1935
For emergencies, dial 911 (emergency services available at Tift Regional Medical Center and Cook Medical Center only)Email: info@tiftregional.com

Tift Regional Medical Center West Campus
2225 Highway 41 North, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 229-353-7400

Cook Medical Center – A Campus of Tift Regional Medical Center
706 North Parrish Avenue
Adel, GA 31620
Phone: 229-896–8000

Located in Tifton, Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is a 191-bed, not-for-profit referral center that serves as the flagship for Tift Regional Health System.  TRMC offers signature services in surgery, oncology, cardiovascular care, women’s health, neurology, medical imaging and more.

The TRMC West Campus is an outpatient center housing physician clinics and diagnostic services.  Cook Medical Center in Adel offers a 60-bed acute care facility, including a 12-bed geriatric psychiatric unit, as well as 95-bed nursing home.  Tift Regional Physician Group includes hospital-owned outpatient clinics through South Central Georgia.

Tift Regional Health System is under the direction of the Hospital Authority of Tift County and provides for the community’s charitable care without a financial subsidy from county government.

Mission Statement

The philosophy of Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) is based on the belief that the primary and fundamental purpose of its existence is to serve the health needs of the patient as well as those of the community.

The Hospital Authority of Tift County has the complete legal and moral duty and responsibility to see that TRHS renders an adequate range of services that includes preventive, inpatient and outpatient services; to see that these services are delivered with a consistent, high level of quality; and, to ensure the system’s financial viability and cost effectiveness.

TRHS also strives to assist in the provision of an adequate number of primary care and specialty physicians in the region in order to facilitate access to healthcare services.  Insofar as TRHS is a regional healthcare institution serving the medical needs of many citizens in South Central Georgia, the Hospital Authority recognizes its responsibility in a multi-county region.  TRHS is expected to adopt new and innovative methods of healthcare delivery consistent with the identified needs of the region.


Hospital Authority of Tift County – Board of Trustees

John B. Prince, III Chairman
Jimmy Allen Vice Chairman
John Brownlee Finance Committee Chairman
Rosemary Short Secretary
Dallas Hunt
Joel Johnson, M.D.
Joyce Mims
Sam Sims
Wasdon Graydon, Jr.

Tift Regional Health System – Administrative Staff

William T. Richardson President/Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Crum Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officier
Chris Dorman Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officier
William Guest, MD Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officier
Michael Purvis  Chief Executive Officer, Cook Medical Center
Carol Smith, RN Vice President, Patient Care/Chief Nursing Officer
Sarah Thompson Vice President, Facility Management
James Nixon Vice President, Administrative and Clinical Services
Christopher Efaw Vice President, Outreach and Development
Guy McAllister Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Claire Byrnes Vice President, Physician Services
Linda Wilson Vice President, Physician Services
Ellen Eaton Vice President, Human Resources
Melinda McStott, RN Vice President, Quality Management
Sherry Koehler               

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Member:  Stratus Healthcare, American Hospital Association, Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, VHA Georgia, Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

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

Hospital Authority of Tift County
E-Verify Number: 478163
Date of Authorization: 12/22/2011


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Tift Regional Medical Center
901 E. 18th Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794   229-382-7120 or 800-648-1935