Douglas Brewer has been named the new chief executive officer of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital (BWWMH). He joins BWWMH from Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega. He will officially be employed by the UAB Health System and leased to the hospital through a contract following the management and affiliation agreement created between the UAB Health System and BWWMH in October 2017.
Brewer, a native of Choctaw, Oklahoma, has more than 25 years' executive experience in various hospitals. In addition to his role at Citizens Baptist Medical Center, he has worked with Brookwood Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center in the past five years.
"I am excited to be joining Bryan Whitfield Hospital," Brewer said. "I am from a small town in Oklahoma, and the experiences of working in health care in a smaller community such as Talladega have been rewarding. We are looking forward to becoming part of the Demopolis community."
Current CEO Arthur Evans is retiring after a 39-year career with the hospital in which he has held several management positions and has been CEO since 2014. He was instrumental in starting the relationship with UAB and building the partnership between the two health care providers.