CCHI announces new director

Cumberland Center for Healthcare Innovation (CCHI) in Cookeville announces Eric Bletzinger, M.B.A, as new Executive Director. 

Mr.  Bletzinger's healthcare experience includes employer health plans, primary and specialty care, and physician practice management in western Kentucky.   He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.  He maintains professional affiliation with Medical Management Group Association (MGMA), and with numerous community organizations.   He and his family look forward to living and engaging in the local community.

CCHI is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Upper Cumberland Region which includes 36 primary care physicians in 12 counties who maintain private primary care practices.  The physicians established the ACO so they can work together to provide higher quality coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries under an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  For more information about CCHI, you may visit our website at

Doctors participating in the ACO in the Woodbury Area include Dr. James Spurlock D.O., Dr. Jeff Todd M.D., Dr. Keith Young M.D., and Dr. Michael Thomas M.D.