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 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

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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.

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


Board of Directors - Tift Regional Health System, Inc.

John Brownlee Chairman
Jessica Beier, MD Secretary
Joyce Mims Director
William Bowen Director
Dallas Hunt Director

Executive and Administrative Staff - Tift Regional Health System, Inc.

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
Alex Le Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
David McEachin, MD Chief Medical Officer
Cameron Nixon, MD Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Purvis, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Cook Medical Center

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 Centers

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