COOKEVILLE – Glenn Hall, M.D., was presented with the 26th annual Fred H. Roberson Award at Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) monthly board of trustees meeting in June. CRMC CEO Paul Korth made the presentation, citing Hall’s commitment and loyalty to the hospital, the betterment of health care in the community and his many years of providing medical services in the Upper Cumberland.
With almost 40 years of his life spent in health care, Hall has been a pioneer and a visionary in his field. Through his foresight, he was one of the first health care providers in the region to truly expand his practice into a regional practice. He has been instrumental in the expansion of not only lab services in the region but also pathology services. Through his vision to expand services in the UC, he began regional pathology services before most others in the country even understood the concept.
Through Hall’s efforts, Cookeville Pathology, now known as Community Pathology, has grown over the past 35 years, serving not only CRMC but other hospitals as well as multi-specialty clinics, surgery centers and other health care facilities in Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
Hall began practicing in Cookeville in 1979 following a stint as director of the cytogenetics laboratory at Kennedy VA Hospital in Memphis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is past president of the Putnam County Medical Society. He and his wife Glenda have two sons and two daughters-in-law – Mike and wife Susan and Robert and wife April. They have four grandchildren.
The Roberson Award is named for Fred Roberson, who served on the hospital’s board of trustees for 27 years. The award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the same dedicated and loyal service to CRMC and its patients as Roberson. Previous recipients include Dr. Thurman Shipley, H.S. Barnes, Dr. J.T. Moore Jr., Dr. Claude Williams, Eleen Harkins, Jean Davis, Dr. William Francis, Sen. Tommy Burks, Dr. William Taylor, the Rev. Lexie Freeman, Dr. Alex Case, Dr. Katherine Bertram, the CRMC Auxiliary, Linda Crawford, Dr. Walter Derryberry, Dr. J.T. DeBerry, Dr. Charles Womack, Dr. Opless Walker, Dr. Charles Jordan, Linda Buchanan, Dr. David Henson, Dr. Sullivan Smith, Dr. Jeff Crosier and Dr. Lee Ray Crowe.