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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 191-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
Joel Johnson, M.D. Vice Chairman
John Brownlee Finance Committee Chairman
Rosemary Short Secretary/Treasurer
Dallas Hunt Trustee
Joyce Mims Trustee
Sam Sims Trustee
Wasdon Graydon, Jr.  Trustee
Jessica Beier, M.D. 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 Monday of each calendar month and begin at 3:00 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.

Tift Regional Health System – Administrative Staff

William T. Richardson President/Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Crum Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Chris Dorman Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
William Guest, MD Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
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
Melinda McStott, RN          Vice President, Quality Management
Kim Wills

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