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CRMC At “Licensed Capacity” Dealing With Higher Patient Volume

Cookeville Regional Medical Center reached licensed capacity as of Tuesday morning. Chief Nursing Officer Scott Lethi said that the hospital had to get creative with its overflow patients by maximizing resources. “You know we need staff to come in and work extra to take care of higher volumes,” Lethi said. “Our census is higher than it was a year ago. ... Read More »

CRMC Looking To Grow Specialty Pharmacy Program

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is looking to further expand its specialty pharmaceuticals abilities through the purchase of a new analytics program. CRMC Pharmacy Director Dr. Casey White said specialty pharmacies assist patients in treating more rare illnesses whose medications are more expensive and require more direct contact with patients. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the addition of the program also ... Read More »

CRMC Creates Video Series Highlighting Hospital’s Services

Cookeville Regional will tell its story through a new series of videos designed to celebrate the local role the medical center plays. CEO Paul Korth said the videos are important to keep the community up to date on what the hospital does. “Technology and what our medical staff does here changes so rapidly,” Korth said. “We’re constantly fighting behind that ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Hold Special CRMC Budget Meeting

The first reading of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center budget will not be considered Thursday because of a council member absence. Council members went ahead with a work session Tuesday afternoon on the $345 million operating budget. Board of Trustees Chair Allen Ray said Cookeville Regional’s proposed budget means more than just dollars. “These surgeons and these doctors are doing ... Read More »

CRMC Medical Staff Honored For Tornado Response

Cookeville Regional honored the medical professionals who treated 95 tornado victims in the hours after the storm. “As everyone knows, March 3rd 2020 changed the lives in the matter of minutes. Families were torn apart. Nineteen lives were lost,” CRMC CEO Paul Korth said. “As quickly as the storm hit and left, Cookeville Regional Medical Center personnel were called in, ... Read More »

Council Votes To Move Forward With Outside Counsel

Cookeville City Council voted 4-0 Thursday night to have the city manager hire an outside counsel to provide information on the Ricky Shelton-CRMC hiring. “The public has questions and I believe it is our duty to find the answers,” Council Member Eric Walker said. “The city council (are) the representatives of the people and with the city being the owner ... Read More »

Meetings Scheduled With CRMC CEO And City Council Over Mayor Hiring

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said individual meetings are scheduled next week between council members and Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth. “Some of the big issues are can a sitting member of the city council seek out employment with a city entity while being a member of the city council,” Miller said. “Is that an ethical thing? Is that ... Read More »

CRMC Will Likely Begin Vaccinations Once Supply Increases

Cookeville Regional will likely begin vaccinating citizens when vaccine supplies become more plentiful. CEO Paul Korth said in the early stages, it made more sense for the Health Departments to be the primary provider. “As soon as there is plenty of vaccine available, we will step in and help,” Korth said. “Right now, there is not enough to go around. ... Read More »

CRMC Suspending Elective Procedures Again

Cookeville Regional will once again suspend elective procedures beginning Monday. CEO Paul Korth said the suspension will continue until the number of COVID cases decreases significantly. “We are seeing a record high for the medical center in terms of patients being in isolation from COVID-19,” Korth said. “We expect the trend to continue, and we’ll be seeing even higher numbers ... Read More »

Vaccine Expected To Arrive In UC Over Next Several Days

COVID vaccines for emergency personnel will begin arriving in the Upper Cumberland over the next several days. Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said medical center employees have signed up for the optional vaccine. The medical center has set up tiers of staff based on priority to get the vaccine first. “We don’t know when we’re going to receive ours and ... Read More »