COOKEVILLE – Stacy Brewington, M.D. interventional cardiologist, was presented with the 2018 Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award at the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation’s 11th annual A Woman’s Heart event held Feb. 1. Scott Williams, COO at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, made the presentation, citing Dr. Brewington’s dedication and loyalty to the Heart and Vascular Center at CRMC.
Dr. Brewington has been in healthcare for more than 17 years. He started at CRMC in 2005 as an interventional cardiologist. Since then, he has seen the Heart and Vascular Center make great strides to provide the best cardiac care in the region. Dr. Brewington helped in establishing the Code STEMI protocol, which has helped to reduce door-to-balloon time to 46 minutes, when the standard is 90 minutes. He promotes the Code STEMI protocol to the community and helps to educate EMS agencies to initiate Code STEMI from the field.
He has been instrumental in the establishment of the Structural Heart Program at CRMC by working with Dr. Matthew Sample, cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeons Dr. Lewis Wilson and Dr. Timothy Powell. Dr. Brewington most recently won the Tennessee Hospital Association Healthcare Hero Award due to his actions during a Tennessee Tech football game, which helped save the life of a player from Wofford University.
In his nomination letter, Dr. Brewington is described as a compassionate and dedicated physician who is deeply respected. He is also known to be a leader, teacher and a man of integrity. Not only is he respected, but he is known for the respect he gives others. His number one concern is the outcome of the patient; and his patients have said they know they are in good hands. He is dedicated to making a difference not just locally, but all across the Upper Cumberland.
Dr. Brewington received his medical degree from University of Tennessee in Memphis. He performed his residency in internal medicine at The University of Tennessee in Nashville; his cardiology residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina; and his interventional cardiology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He and his wife Sandy live in Cookeville and have four children.
The Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award is given to an individual who has made a positive impact and best exemplifies the same dedication and loyalty in broadening the scope and delivery of quality cardiovascular care to the patients of CRMC and the UC as Coffey did during his tenure as the founding director of the Heart and Vascular Center of CRMC (1994-2007). Coffey was instrumental in the development of creating what is known today as the Heart and Vascular Center at CRMC.