BWWMH names Evans CEO/Administrator

Arthur D. EvansArt Evans is officially the CEO and Administrator of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital according to a press release from the BWWMH board of directors sent Friday afternoon.

“I am extremely thankful to the Board for their confidence and support of me over the years and in the unanimity in approving me as CEO/Administrator,” Evans said via a prepared statement. “The mission and vision of this organization remain unchanged and our commitment to the community we serve and the need to be connected to the community is even stronger. I am excited about this opportunity and meeting the challenges we face head on. We need the full support of the community in meeting its healthcare needs.”

The release from the BWWMH board appears in its entirety as follows:

The Board of Directors of The Tombigbee Healthcare Authority announces the unanimous decision to appoint Ret. Col. Arthur Evans as Chief Executive Officer/Administrator of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital.

Evans came to work at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in 1979. No other candidate has the experience of watching our hospital evolve as medicine, technology and financial policies have undergone drastic changes. In the last four months he has made incredible progress implementing the changes necessary to continue the hospital’s care and commitment to our community.”

Evans is a member of the Alabama Hospital Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has served as Chairman of the Healthcare Workers Compensation Fund (HWCF) since 2008, representing hospitals from across the state.

Locally, he is past president of the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Demopolis Rotary Club, past president of Demopolis Youth Baseball and currently the Alabama Babe Ruth District 10 Chairman, covering 10 West Central Alabama counties.

Evans and his family are well known for their contributions to our community. He has been a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Demopolis for many years and is married to the former Kaye Franks, who is the daughter of Gladys and George Franks.

They have two sons, Scott and Taylor, one grandson, Rosston, two granddaughters, Ivy and Saylor, and a new granddaughter expected in March.

Evans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting came from the University of Alabama in 1974. He is a retired Army Reserve Colonel with 30 years of service.