CRMC awards first ‘Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award’

Martin Coffey Award CASE 2015
CRMC recently presented Dr. Alex Case with the first Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award. Pictured are, from left, Bob Bell, CRMC board of trustee member; Rhonda Case; Alex Case; and Linda Crawford, chief clinical officer at CRMC.

Award to honor those who positively impact cardiovascular care in the UC

COOKEVILLE – Alex Case, M.D., cardiologist, was recently presented with first Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award at the eighth annual A Woman’s Heart Event. Cookeville Regional Medical Center Chief Clinical Officer Linda Crawford made the presentation, citing Case’s dedication to the Heart and Vascular Center at CRMC.

With more than 25 years of his life spent in health care, Case helped found the CRMC Heart Institute (now known as the Heart and Vascular Center), the first and only comprehensive cardiac care center in the region, alongside Bunker Stout, M.D., cardiologist, and Martin Coffey, former director of the Heart and Vascular Center at CRMC. Case is a native of Cookeville and has shown commitment to his hometown by providing cardiovascular care for his patients and through his efforts to help develop the only state-of-the-art cardiac care center in the Upper Cumberland. Since he joined the CRMC staff in 1994, alongside Stout, and a year later Dr. Michael Lenhart, he has performed thousands of cardiac procedures.

Case is described by his peers as approachable, intelligent, personable, humble, composed, compassionate and respectful by other physicians and staff. They continued saying that his patients are always thankful for his care.

Case received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1988. In 1991, he completed his internal medicine residency, and in 1994, he completed a fellowship in cardiology both at the University of Virginia. He and his wife Rhonda live in Cookeville and he has two sons Robert and Matthew.

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 Upper Cumberland region as Coffey did during his tenure as the founding director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Cookeville Regional Medical Center (1994-2007).

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