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CRMC Now Offering Dry Needling Treatment

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Sports Medicine is now offering a new form of treatment called dry needling. Dry needling inserts thin and flimsy needles into the skin at strategic locations to relieve pain. Sports Physical Therapist Dr. David Maldonado said dry needling is similar to acupuncture. “Dry needling is the Western medicine approach to essentially the same without the adherence ... Read More »

CRMC Trying To Make Patient Payment Easier

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center exploring new ways to ease the process of paying for treatment. Chief Information Officer Tim McDermott said when visiting the hospital, patients often get care from contracted providers like hospitalists, surgeons, and anesthesia providers. He said those providers handle their own billing separately from the hospital, and some patients may be confused about where some billing ... Read More »

CRMC Budget Approved, 12 Percent Increase

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Cookeville City Council approved Cookeville Regional’s fiscal year budget which includes some $7 million in positive net income. Cookeville Finance Director Brenda Imel said the budget projects a 12 percent increase in both revenue and expenses from its fiscal year 2023 projections. She said the budget includes some $14 million in expansion and innovation projects. CRMC CEO Buffy Key said ... Read More »

CRMC Inks Agreement Vanderbilt Cancer Center

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center entering a partnership with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to have Vanderbilt employees on-site in the CRMC Cancer Center. CEO Buffy Key said Cookeville Regional oncologists will collaborate with Vanderbilt physicians and mid-level physicians. She said the hospital sends some patients to Nashville for treatment now, but the partnership will allow more Upper Cumberland patients to get ... Read More »

Putnam Fire Calling Fatal Baxter Fire An Accident

Putnam County Fire Chief Jeff Hicks said he believes a house fire that claimed the life of a 79-year-old Baxter resident was an accident. Hicks said firefighters entered the burning structure through a window and extracted Mildred Wade in just 14 minutes after receiving the initial page. He said he believes this was an accidental kitchen fire that spread and ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Gets $9.4 Million Grant

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center presented a $9.4 million Health Resiliency Grant from the Tennessee Department of Health to help fund its 4 West and 5 West renovation project. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Ralph Alvarado said this is one of the larger investments the department has made this year. He said he has been focused on supporting hospitals in facility ... Read More »

Putnam Resident Dies In House Fire; TBI Assisting

A Putnam County resident died in a house fire Thursday night off Walnut Road. Both the Putnam County and Baxter Fire Departments responded to the fire around 9:20pm. The report included a victim inside the building. A crew entered the house through a window and removed the individual from the fire. After medical personnel initiated life saving procedures, the patient ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Now On CRMC Staff

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Cookeville Regional’s Kayla Sircy has earned her Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist certification. Sircy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Sircy said some 90 percent of the kids she works with daily have autism. She said she learned play-based learning mechanisms that help these children meet their goals and function in their daily lives. “It’s just a great need in society ... Read More »