Reginald W. Coopwood, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Regional Medical Center at Memphis in March 2010. Dr. Coopwood earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College and established a successful general surgical practice in Nashville. He served as the Chief Medical Officer at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Dr. Coopwood was named Chief Executive Officer at Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority in 2005, a position he held until joining Regional Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Coopwood possesses unique expertise in progressive healthcare management including extensive experience working with government stakeholders and health industry leaders. Dr. Coopwood has earned numerous honors for his work in healthcare, including being named one of Tennessee’s Healthcare Top 25 in 2007 and 2009; Memphis Magazine’s Who’s Who in 2010; and the Memphis Business Journal’s Health Care Hero in Administrative Excellence in 2011. Dr. Coopwood’s work at Regional Medical Center is complemented by his commitment to the health and well-being of the individuals in our community. He serves on the Boards of March of Dimes, Leadership Academy, QSource and Mid-South e-Health Alliance. Dr. Coopwood is also a member of the UTHSC Chancellor’s Advisory Board, Tennessee Hospital Association Board and an alumni of Leadership Memphis.
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