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CRMC Trustee Owens Honored As He Steps Down

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The Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees honored Dr. Carl Owens for his work on the board during their Thursday meeting. Owens will be stepping down after six years of service. He said it has been his pleasure to serve on the board. “I will continue to be an advocate for CRMC having been in this room and seeing some of ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Committee Approves New Fiscal Budget

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee passed the medical center’s 2025 fiscal year budget Tuesday night, with some $14.5 million for expansion and innovation projects. Chief Financial Officer Tommye Rena Wells said the lion’s share of the expansion costs are budgeted for the 4 West and 5 West projects, a combined $9.3 million. She said the $142 million budgeted for staff ... Read More »

CRMC To Buildout New Wound Care Center On Cedar

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The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with renovations to a building that will house the hospital’s Wound Care Center. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the estimated cost for the project will not exceed $500,000. CEO Buffy Key said the hospital has been leasing the space from a local medical facility, which needed the space to ... Read More »

Psychiatric Unit Stripped, Renovations Continue On CRMC 4/5W

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional’s 5 West wing has been completely stripped, another milestone in the 4 West/5 West renovations. The 5 West wing had been used as a mental health facility, meaning many of the typical patient-room medical facilities had been removed. CEO Buffy Key said the wing was shut down at the start of the pandemic. “During the pandemic we would ... 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 »