About Us

The healthcare industry has undergone tremendous changes in technology and services since Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1953. What began as a 29-bed facility with 25 employees and only four patients has grown into the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority, Member of UAB Health System: a total healthcare delivery system that includes a 99-bed hospital and provides over 30 health care services for our community. The latest in this evolution of care was announced in late 2018 with the implementation of a Hospitalist program providing around the clock on-site care for our patients. We shall continue to grow and adapt to meet our community’s current and future healthcare needs while providing a safe, compassionate environment that is conducive to the healing process.

Meet Our CEO


Doug Brewer has more than 25 years executive experience in various hospitals and healthcare operations. He is currently serving as our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current role Doug served in numerous roles with National provider, Tenet Healthcare as president and Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, Alabama, as Chief Administrative Officer at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham and Chief Operating Officer for Atlanta Medical Center, a teaching hospital and a level-one trauma center located in Atlanta, GA . Earlier in his career Doug served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Select Medical and prior to this was President and CEO at SSM Rehabilitation Network in St. Louis, Missouri. The Network provided rehabilitative care in the region at over 70 in and out patient locations to individuals with brain Injury, as well as other neurological and physical injuries/illnesses. Doug’s career has included extensive work in facilities and health planning responsibilities that resulted in the development and construction of over 15 new hospitals located throughout the country. Doug currently serves as Chairman of the Brain Injury Association of America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and a MBA from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. In addition to his role with BIAA, Doug serves on the Board of Trustees for Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, and has served on various committees of the Alabama Hospital Association.

Letter From Our CEO

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, employees, volunteers and medical staff of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, welcome! Since 1953, our hospital has been committed to providing our community and our region with exceptional healthcare services. Our “100/0” operational philosophy is very simple……It is a cultural expectation that each of our team take on 100% responsibility for themselves and the satisfaction of patients, families and physicians they come into contact with and have 0% excuses for not giving great service and exceptional quality in every single interaction they have with every single person. This is a lofty goal but one we take serious in our pursuit of exceptional quality, unsurpassed patient safety and world class customer satisfaction.

The most sacred part of our commitment to you is the incredible blessing you bestow on us each time you entrust us with yours or a loved one’s care. We do what we do because we want to make a difference and touch lives. The opportunity to serve you and your family through the difficult times as well as be a part in the joy you feel when health returns is what makes our work so meaningful and enriching. We have a saying here that “people don’t care what you know until they know how much you care” My hope is that from the moment you walk in our door you will know how sincerely honored and thankful we are that you have chosen to come to us.

I realize that these are words on paper but I hope that you will give each one of us the opportunity to deliver on this promise and let me be the first to illustrate our commitment. I give my cell phone number to each family and patient that comes to our hospital and I ask that you call me 24 hours a day/7 days per week if we are not meeting your expectations.

Thank you for visiting BWWMH’s website. This website is dedicated to keeping you informed about our hospital and the services we offer. We invite you to call or visit to discover how our broad range of services can serve your needs.

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THA Service Area

Located in Central Alabama
Tombigbee Healthcare Authority serves multiple counties and communities in Central Alabama.
Demopolis, Alabama with the surrounding counties of Marengo, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, and Choctaw counties are situated in the Black Belt Region of Alabama. This area of the country is known for the beauty of its countryside, and river recreational areas that are nearby. The history of the area provides much exploration.

Besides a unique history the area provides:
  • Good School Systems
  • Major Lakes and Recreation Areas
  • Affordable Quality Housing
  • Proximity near Major Highway Systems
  • Near Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Meridian, MS