With a reputation as an innovative provider of quality care, Southwell is a growing, not-for-profit health system serving 12 counties in South Central Georgia. Southwell offers more than 135 physicians with expertise in over 30 specialties. Southwell 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, a 181-bed regional referral hospital located in Tifton. Our Tifton West Campus houses various diagnostic services and the region’s largest multi-specialty clinic. Our Cook County campus is anchored by Southwell Medical, an acute care facility which includes state-of-the-art surgical services and a 12-bed geriatric psychiatric unit. The Cook campus also includes Southwell Health and Rehabilitation, a 95-bed skilled rehabilitation facility.
Our mission is to deliver a lifetime of quality and compassionate care for each patient we serve.
Our vision is to be the system of choice for exceptional, patient-centered healthcare in every community we serve.
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.
Scott Fulp, D.M.D.
George M. D. Hunt, IV
Cameron Nixon, M.D.
Rubal Patel, M.D.
James Scott, M.D.
Christopher Dorman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Claire Byrnes, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care Operations
Alex Le, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
David McEachin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Cameron Nixon, M.D., Chief Transformation Officer
Tonia Garrett, RN, Chief Nursing Executive
Marie Roof, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Carol Smith, RN, Senior Vice President, Southwell Medical Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Karen Summerlin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Kim Wills, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
With two hospitals and multiple clinics built across a large geographic area, chances are we have a location near you.
Diversity and Inclusion
Southwell Facilities strive to promote an environment for all employees and the patients we serve where diverse cultures, abilities and backgrounds are respected and every person is treated equally.
Our diversity strategy is built upon our core values of promoting a healthy, diverse and inclusive environment, both for those who work at Southwell Facilities and the patients and communities we serve.
Since its incorporation in 1985, the Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation has supplied financial support to Southwell assisting with patient-oriented projects. The Foundation’s goal is to provide quality patient care through safe and effective medical equipment to aid in diagnosis and care of patients; financial assistance for the underprivileged, along with housing of state of the art equipment.
To fund these projects, Tift Regional relies on funds from services and corporate bonds. Special community oriented projects; such as educational and preventional plans, fall under this endeavor. The Foundation is committed in making our community a secure and vigorous one.