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Cookeville Regional Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony For Wing Renovations

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Cookeville Regional held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for an expansion project that will bring 40 additional beds. The 4 West/5 West project is further along than what a groundbreaking would suggest. Rooms are framed and drywall is up in some places, though some wiring and pipes are still exposed. Chief Executive Officer Buffy Key said the medical center has to ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional CEO Named To Tennessee Non-Profit Position

Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO Buffy Key has been appointed to a board of directors position. Key will serve on the Tennessee Hospital Association Board of Directors. The THA is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the interests of hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations in the state. Key brings 32 years of healthcare and hospital experience to the ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Begins Fall Into Fitness Program Wednesday

The Putnam County Health Department is sponsering the Fall Into Fitness effort at Cane Creek Park. Each week the health department is bringing public servants around Cookville to walk around the park to prompt physical fitness. The event begins at 11 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Cane Creek Sportsplex. Putnam Public Health Educator Hannah Cross said that ... Read More »

CRMC Finance Committee Delays Contract On Health Record System

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Cookeville Regional’s Board Of Trustees Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to table a contract extension on the center’s health record system. Committee members, led by Dr. Ernest Buchanan, voiced concerns about the system and ongoing problems that have not been fixed. Altera Digital Health had proposed a five-year contract extension at a price of some $6.16 million. “They’ve got open ... Read More »

CRMC Making Gains On Recruiting And Hiring More Staff

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center is making gains on hiring more staff to join the facility. CEO Buffy Key said she attributes that to more employees returning to healthcare after COVID, as well as a return of the hospital’s workplace culture. “I’m constantly trying to communicate with them and that’s the most important thing,” Key said. “Because I remember being that ... Read More »

Key Named Permanent Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center officially appoints Buffy Key as the permanent CEO of the hospital. The decision came from the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night. Key said she plans to continue the moment she has had since becoming the interim CEO. “We’ve got to reinvest in our people reinvest in our communication, make sure everything we’re doing is exactly ... Read More »

CRMC’s Key Appointed To State Board

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Cookeville Regional Interim CEO Buffy Key has been appointed to the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. The 13-member board was created in 1990 to safeguard the health of Tennesseans. Key and the other members serve four-year terms. Key is the only hospital administrator serving on the board. “The majority of my 32 years in healthcare I have chosen to spend involved ... Read More »

CRMC Interim CEO Encouraged By Sen. Blackburn Visit

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Cookeville Regional Interim CEO Buffy Key said she feels encouraged by Senator Marsha Blackburn’s recent visit. Key said she was proud that the Putnam County area had so much representation at the meeting, including several from the hospital. Key said Blackburn has done a great deal to try and bolster rural health opportunities. “I think the wage index that they’re ... Read More »

CRMC Celebrating National Hospital Week With Employee Appreciation

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center is closing out its week-long celebration for National Hospital Week. Interim CEO Buffy Key said they have spent the week celebrating employees and eating meals together. She said they had special luncheons celebrating long-term employees. “We’re just trying to reinvest and celebrate our employees and all of the hard work they do every day,” Key said.”And ... Read More »

CRMC Job Fair Tuesday: New Partnership, Approach

Cookeville Regional Medical Center will try to fill some of its 400+ jobs Tuesday at a job fair. The event is a joint venture of the American Job Center and UC Workforce Development. It is an attempt to reach out to those who are not currently a member of the job force across the region. Cookeville Regional Interim CEO Buffy ... Read More »