Tift Regional Health System CEO to retire in January; COO named successor

William T. Richardson, president and CEO of Tift Regional Health System in Tifton, Ga., is retiring, effective January 2018.

Mr. Richardson has worked at the health system since 1988, when he joined as administrator of Tift General Hospital in Tifton. During his tenure as leader, Mr. Richardson grew "Tift General Hospital, a single community hospital, to Tift Regional Health System, a true network of care serving 12 counties in south central Georgia," said Jimmy Allen, chairman of the Hospital Authority of Tift County, in a statement.

Prior to joining Tift, Mr. Richardson was an assistant administrator at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange and administrator at Bulloch Memorial Hospital in Statesboro, Ga. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Christopher K. Dorman, the health system's COO, will succeed Mr. Richardson. Mr. Dorman has served in his current roles since 2013, prior to which he was an administrator in a CEO development program at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Va. He holds an MBA degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

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