About the Organization
Cookeville Regional Medical Center is a 247-bed regional referral center serving more than 300,000 residents in the Upper Cumberland region of middle Tennessee. With over 200 physicians in 40 different medical and surgical specialties, Cookeville Regional offers patients here the same kind of care that they could expect in a larger metropolitan area including specialty care such as cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, pulmonology, cancer treatment, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation and neurosurgery. Cookeville Regional now houses a 32-bed behavioral health hospital operated by Ten Broeck Tennessee.
In addition to a new 228,000 square-foot patient tower, the medical center has completed expansions of its emergency department to include 37 beds and its surgery department to include 16 state-of-the-art OR suites. Cookeville Regional received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades in 2013, placing it among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation. The medical center has also been named one of Americas 100 Best Hospitals for its cardiac, orthopedic and spine surgery programs and ranked number one in Tennessee for Overall Cardiac Services (two years in a row), Cardiology Services, Coronary Intervention (three years in a row), Overall Orthopedic Services (two years in a row) and Joint Replacement. Serving the area since 1950, Cookeville Regional has grown to be the regions health care provider of choice and is the flagship hospital for the Cookeville Regional Health System that also includes Cumberland River Hospital and Cookeville Regional Medical Group.
About the Community
Cookeville embodies the meaning of southern hospitality, and consistently ranks among America's most affordable and best places to live. Recognized as the largest micropolitan in Tennessee, Cookeville-Putnam County is a regional center of retail, employment, education, healthcare, recreation and cultural opportunities. We offer unique downtown shops featuring rich historical heritage, art and cultural events, and fine dining. There is also unsurpassed natural beauty, including rolling rivers, falling waters and rising hills, plus miles of beautiful lakes and towering woodlands.
Take a stroll through our many art museums; hike and picnic in our beautiful parks and wilderness areas; boat, water ski or fish on one of the three area Corps of Engineers lakes, one of which comprises 415 miles of shoreline. Enjoy Cookeville's vibrant music scene, either indoors at our amphitheaters and concert halls, or outdoors in our open-air pavilion. As one of the most beautiful and affordable towns in the Southeast, Cookeville is a great place to start or continue your practice.