New name formally aligns clinic with Interstate Health network
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. and COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (November 9, 2023) – Occupational Health Center (OHC) has rebranded to Interstate Health Cookeville. The clinic’s new identity is a milestone in its integration with Interstate Health, a medical services company providing urgent care, primary care and occupational health services to commercial drivers, rural communities and businesses, and the travelling public along the nation’s interstates and highways. OHC, which serves a large population of commercial drivers as well as the Cookeville community, announced in the spring that it had joined Interstate Health and that its founding physician, Dr. Toney Hudson, was named chief medical officer of the company.
“This is a proud moment for our clinic, which Dr. James Talmage and I opened in 1991. Reintroducing ourselves as Interstate Health Cookeville signals the great opportunity our team has to make an even larger impact,” said Dr. Hudson, Interstate Health chief medical officer and OHC founder. “Our local community and the businesses we serve will continue to receive the quality care and personal service they know and trust. And now, our talented team will also serve as a resource and clinical center for a growing network of Interstate Health clinics that are working to serve populations similar to ours. This name change truly signifies how we are making a difference in healthcare.”
Interstate Health Cookeville is a 5,300 square-foot clinic that currently offers primary care and occupational medicine across the Upper Cumberland region. Other services include specialized physicals required by the Department of Transportation for commercial truck drivers, drug screens and other pre-employment medical care. It is located at 315 N. Washington Ave., Suite 190, and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for appointments and walk-in services.
Community leaders, including the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, City of Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton and Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, gathered to celebrate the new name and brand this week.
“It’s exciting to introduce OHC to the public as Interstate Health Cookeville and deepen our connection to the Upper Cumberland region,” said Jeff Seraphine, Interstate Health chief executive officer. “Dr. Hudson and his talented team have been integral to the growth of Interstate Health and share in our vision of building a healthcare delivery network that is accessible to commercial drivers, rural communities and the traveling public.”
Interstate Health launched in November 2022 and is backed by transportation and logistics industry veterans. Since its founding, Interstate Health has acquired OHC, opened a new clinic in Racine, Wis, and built and opened a new clinic in Port Wentworth, Ga.
About Interstate Health
Interstate Health is an innovative, technology-enabled medical services company that provides urgent care, primary care and telemedicine services along the nation’s interstate highway system. Interstate Health supports the needs of commercial truck drivers, rural residents, and all travelers across the nation’s interstates. For more information, visit https://interstatehealth.com/.