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CRMC At Work To Accommodate Record COVID Hospitalizations

Record numbers at Cookeville Regional Medical Center have the facility working to ensure enough capacity to continue patient treatment. Chief Strategy Officer Ricky Shelton said that over the past month, the overall number of COVID-positive patients has increased by some 600 percent. “One thing for sure is the variants that we’re dealing with spread more easily than the initial virus,” ... Read More »

CRMC Temporarily Closing Two Centers To Assist Staffing Shortage

The Cookeville Regional Medical Center will temporary close its Cardiac Rehab center and the Sleep Center to assist staffing shortages. A memo sent to CRMC employees states that staffing at those two centers will be placed in other areas of the hospital as COVID patient numbers are expected to rise through the week. The hospitals current COVID inpatient total sits ... Read More »

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 Reaches Over 30 COVID Cases, 12 Patients In Intensive Care

COVID cases back over 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Thursday with seven new patients admitted. CRMC reports 34 positive COVID patients at Cookeville Regional. 12 patients are in intensive care with four vented as of Thursday afternoon. The State Health Department reports positivity rates in Putnam County at over 19 percent during the last seven days. Cumberland County’s positivity ... Read More »

CRMC Announces Updated COVID Guidelines

CRMC has updated its COVID guidelines effective Monday, August 9th. Updated guidelines include restrictions on visitors and overnight stays. Pediatric patients, birthing center patients, and patients with special needs will be allowed one overnight support person in some cases. Other patients will be allowed one visitor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The guidelines state that visitors are not permitted ... Read More »

CRMC Seeing Cases Rise As Delta Variant Spreads Among Unvaccinated

As the Delta Variant continues to spread, Cookeville Regional Medical Center is seeing its number of hospitalized patients grow. Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Mark Pierce said that he has seen one to two hospitalized patients turn into 13 in the span of a week. Pierce said 97 percent of those hospitalizations are unvaccinated. Pierce said that now a stronger and ... 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 COVID Cases Down To 1 For First Time

Cookeville Regional Medical Center reached a COVID milestone Tuesday with a single COVID patient being treated at the medical center. It is the lowest number since the beginning of the pandemic. 1,464 of the 1,657 COVID patients treated at Cookeville Regional have recovered. 193 patients have died. 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 »