Reginald Coopwood, MD, president and CEO of Regional One Health has been inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame. The Health Care Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor those who have made significant and lasting contributions to the health and health care industries.
Coopwood’s contributions to health care can be felt today and will be felt for years to come. Among his recent accomplishments:
- Strengthening Regional One Health’s relationship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). An important outgrowth of this relationship is UT Regional One Physicians (UTROP), the largest academic physician group in the Mid-South with more than 200 physicians and advanced practitioners covering a vast number of medical specialties which now provides services to Regional One Health patients.
- Growing Regional One Health’s services to better care for the community. This includes enlarging the footprint of primary care access and specialty services in the community as well as building cancer care services through the addition of medical and surgical oncologists providing outpatient and inpatient cancer care.
- Establishing ONE Health, a complex care program that helps connect patients to medical care, but also helps them navigate social detriments such as finding housing and food, applying for insurance, Social Security or disability, obtaining skills training or GED certification, and more.
- Creating the Center for Innovation, a place for innovators to build, test the viability, desirability and feasibility of promising ideas; and help companies validate their business model or clinical use case; in turn giving our community access to the latest technological advancements in health care.
In addition to recognizing Tennessee’s most influential health and health care leaders, the Health Care Hall of Fame serves as an ongoing educational resource to document the rich history that has contributed to Tennessee’s position as a leader for national health care initiatives.