Southwell and Tift Regional Medical Center are Seeking Input on Community Health Needs

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Southwell and Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) are asking local residents to visit by April 19 to participate in a community health needs survey.  English and Spanish versions of the survey are available. 

“The survey, which asks residents their thoughts on the health status of our community, only takes about 10 minutes to complete,” said Chris Efaw, Vice President, Marketing and Communications with Southwell and TRMC.  “The feedback we receive from area citizens will help shape the direction of medical care in our region.  All responses remain confidential and are used for a blinded study only. Southwell and TRMC serve 14 counties in South Central Georgia, and we encourage residents throughout our entire region to participate.”

Efaw said the purpose of the assessment is to identify community health needs, which helps guide Southwell and TRMC in strategic planning and the prioritization of resources.

Conducted by an independent third party, the health needs assessment includes the community survey, demographic research, hospital discharge data analysis, and interviews with physicians, clinicians, and local opinion leaders.  Southwell updates its health needs assessment every three years in accordance with federal requirements for all 501C3 nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems.

Southwell includes TRMC and the TRMC West Campus in Tifton, Southwell Medical and Southwell Health and Rehabilitation in Adel, and numerous physician practices located throughout South Central Georgia.

Go to to participate. People without mobile or internet access can call 229-353-6318 or 800-648-1935, ext. 6318 to request that a survey form be mailed to them.  A self-addressed, self-stamped envelope will be included so the completed form can be easily returned. The survey closes out on April 19.

“We appreciate the community’s participation and support,” said Efaw.