Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cookeville Regional Welcomes Medical Students

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has welcomed eight medical students from Lincoln Memorial University to its campus. The third- year medical students will be participating in rotations at the medical center starting this month, and will continue through December. The students will be under the direction of hospitalist Dr. Lori Austin and general surgeon Dr. Kevin Purgiel.

“This is a first time endeavor for Cookeville Regional,” says Dr. Lori Austin. “We are pleased to open our facility and provide a learning environment for these future physicians. With the vast array of services we offer at Cookeville Regional, this is a great opportunity not only for us to share our knowledge but for the students to learn about the field of medicine.”

Cookeville Regional is a 247-bed medical center with over 140 physicians on staff providing services in 37 specialty areas. From primary care to more specialized services like neurosurgery, cancer treatment and heart surgery, the physicians and staff at Cookeville Regional are able to provide a wide range of services previously only available in larger cities.

A recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Cookeville Regional recognizes the efforts of physicians on its medical staff for their efforts in helping the hospital achieve a ranking in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for exemplary service to patients as well as numerous other national awards from both HealthGrades and Thomson/Reuters over the six years.

For more information about Cookeville Regional, you may visit the hospital’s website at