Buffy Key Named CRMC New Chief Operating Officer
Cookeville, Tenn. – Buffy Key has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Cookeville Regional
Key most recently held the position as the Senior Vice-President of Quality and Operations at the
medical center. She received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from East Tennessee
State University and her Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
With 30 years of healthcare experience, and 20 of those years serving at Cookeville Regional, Key has
been an integral part in the quality and operational initiatives at the medical center. Key’s experience
and expertise will continue to move the 247- bed regional medical center forward in their operational
“I am so honored to serve in this new role as Chief Operating Officer at CRMC. I take this responsibility
to serve the patients, our community, employees, and the Medical staff as one of the most rewarding
and challenging of my career,” said Key.
Key is a native of Jamestown, Tenn. But currently resides in Cookeville with her family. Key enjoys
spending time with her family, running, camping, being on the lake, kayaking and with her dachshund,
Pictured is Buffy Key, COO at CRMC.