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3 COVID Deaths Over Weekend At CRMC

Three COVID patients died at Cookeville Regional Medical Center over the weekend bringing the pandemic death toll to 78. The patients were from Jackson, White and Pickett Counties. Public Relations Director Melahn Finley reports 59 patients currently being treated at CRMC as of Monday. Read More »

CRMC Suspending Elective Surgeries With Overnight Stays

Cookeville Regional will suspend elective surgeries that require overnight stays effective immediately. CRMC CEO Paul Korth said it’s an effort to free up beds with the recent COVID surge. “We are surging up in our numbers and we’re doing things appropriately to to take care of those patients,” Korth said. “We’re also looking at ways to get those patients home ... Read More »

Hospitalizations Reach 64 From COVID

COVID hospitalizations at Cookeville Regional Medical Center reached 64 Monday, doubling the rate of just a month ago. The rate sets a new high at CRMC, according to Public Relations Director Melahn Finley. Cookeville Regional recorded an additional COVID death over the weekend, the 44th since the pandemic began. The deceased was a Putnam County resident. Read More »


The number of positive COVID cases at Cookeville Regional Medical Center reached 42 Monday, a new high. Seven additional tests are pending. CRMC Public Relations Director Melahn Finley said residents need to continue wearing masks in public. Putnam County reported 57 new cases Monday putting the active case number at 383. Overton and Fentress counties report active case tallies over ... Read More »

CRMC Hits New Pandemic High, COVID Numbers High

COVID positivity rates continue to be well above CDC guidelines across the Upper Cumberland. The State Department of Health reported 34 new cases in Overton County with a positivity rate of 27 percent. That number is inline with the 20 percent positivity rate over the last seven days. Fentress County reported 29 new cases Thursday with a positivity rate of ... Read More »

39th COVID Victim Dies At CRMC

A 39th victim of COVID-19 died this weekend at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. CRMC Director Of Public Relations Melahn Finley reports 23 positive COVID patients being treated at the medical center. That number has remained fairly steady over the last three months. Putnam County’s case tally has grown in the days since Labor Day. Over the last 14 days, the ... Read More »

CRMC Updating Its Master Facility Plan

Cookeville Regional officials are in the midst of updating the medical center’s master facility plan. CEO Paul Korth said the medical center’s architectural firm examines all aspects of the plant every four to five years. With a campus that includes buildings from the 1950s through the 2000s, the master plan makes sure the facility operates as effectively as possible. “They’ll ... Read More »

Two COVID Patients Die At CRMC

Two more positive COVID patients died at Cookeville Regional overnight Thursday. One patient who died is from Cumberland County, the other from Jackson County. That brings the CRMC total to 27 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of positive patients at CRMC decreased from 31 Wednesday to 26 Thursday. Five patients are in intensive care according to Public Relations ... Read More »

CRMC Physician: Oxygen & Time Best COVID Treatment

Though the recommendations change frequently, a Cookeville Regional hospitalist said it appears oxygen and time are the best treatments for COVID-19. “We’ve got the ability to do quite a few different treatment plants, and the thing of it is, is that the the recommendations change pretty frequently because this is a virus,” Dr. Rebecca Sprouse said. Sprouse has been one ... Read More »

Crossville To Consider Public Works Director Ordinance

Crossville City Council called a special meeting to address several issues including the hiring of a public works director. The city had delayed that move after talks began about a county-wide utility. Those talks have ended. Council members asked the city manager to move forward with a job description for the position. Meeting time is Tuesday at 4pm. McMinnville council ... Read More »