Brewer joins Whitfield Memorial as CEO

Veteran administrator Doug Brewer will take the reins of Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis as CEO.

whitfield hospitalDouglas L. Brewer will become the new chief executive officer of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, with the impending retirement of current CEO Arthur Evans on June 30. Brewer 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 and health care operations. In addition to his role at Citizens Baptist Medical Center, he has worked in the Southeast 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 very rewarding. We are looking forward to becoming part of the Demopolis community.”

Current CEO Arthur Evans will be 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.

“We are excited that Doug will be joining us and carrying on the important work spearheaded by Arthur over the years,” said Hospital Board chair Rob Fleming. “This hospital and this community owe Arthur a huge debt of gratitude. Arthur has dedicated his professional life to Bryan Whitfield Hospital, and we are happy for him as he moves on to the next phase of his life.”