Administrator to Know: Sherry Hardee of Upper Cumberland Physicians Surgery Center

Sherry Hardee, RN (Upper Cumberland Physicians Surgery Center, Cookeville, Tenn.). Ms. Hardee is the administrator at Upper Cumberland Physicians Surgery Center in Cookeville, Tenn., a multi-specialty center with two operating rooms and three procedure rooms. The center opened in 2004.

Ms. Hardee has been at Upper Cumberland for two years and has 30 years of nursing experience. Prior to coming to her current ASCs, she has held positions in operating rooms, office nursing, risk management and home health. She also has 20 years' experience in supervision and management positions.

Kenny Spitler, senior vice president of development for HealthMark Partners, says, "Sherry does an excellent job balancing the countless demands of being an administrator in a growing multi-specialty ASC. At any moment, Sherry could be checking in a patient, working in the recovery room, or meeting with a physician. She is genuinely concerned about every patient and every member of her staff. No matter what happens in a day, Sherry leaves you with the comfortable and calming feeling of 'everything will be okay.'"

Ms. Hardee credits her success and the success of the center to her "knowledgeable, dedicated and efficient" staff. With their assistance, Ms. Hardee enjoys that as administrator she can "ensure we give high quality, cost effective care to our community."

As for the future of her center, Ms. Hardee says, "Hopefully, we will be adding new physicians and work hard to become one of the top surgical facilities in the Middle Tennessee area."

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