Our Trustees

Columbus Regional Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, community-owned health care system located in Whiteville, North Carolina. The System is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of local community members, medical staff representatives and representatives from the Columbus County Board of Commissioners. These trustees volunteer their time to serve the health care needs of the citizens of Columbus County and the surrounding communities.



Andy Martin 2015 II

Andy C. Martin – Chairman

Dr. Sam Wheatley 2015 II

Dr. Samuel N. Wheatley – Secretary & Treasurer


Dr. Demir Bastug – Chief of Staff

Buddy Byrd 2

Giles E. “Buddy” Byrd

Trent Burroughs


Freda Gore


Carl Meares.2010

Carl W. Meares, Jr.

  Terray Suggs

To contact a member of the CRHS Board of Trustees, call 910-642-1771 or email rdunbar@crhealthcare.org.

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