Saturday, October 16, 2021
Happening Now

Tag Archives: Cookeville Regional

CRMC Changes Policy To Allow Visitations For Some COVID Patients

Cookeville Regional changed its visitation policy for some COVID patients Wednesday. The hospital will now allow one visitor a day for two hours but only for patients that have been housed for at least five days. All patients in ICU will be allowed one visitor even if inpatient is less than 5 days. Visitation for patients with the last name ... Read More »

CRMC Responds To Protest Wanting Alternate COVID Treatments

Cookeville Regional officials said only approved FDA and CDC methods will be used to treat COVID. That after several protesters gathered at the hospital Tuesday urging the use of other treatments such as ivermectin. “We utilize a committee of highly trained physicians and pharmacists on our medical staff to ensure our treatment protocols and pharmaceutical offerings are safe, effective and ... Read More »

CRMC COVID Hospitalizations At All-Time High with 117 Patients

Cookeville Regional reached its highest COVID patient count since the pandemic began Tuesday with 117 patients hospitalized. That’s an increase of 32 since last Tuesday. Eighty percent of current patients are not vaccinated with 29 in intensive care. The average age for all inpatients is 62-years-old. All number are according to the hospital’s COVID-19 Daily Dashboard. Read More »

CRMC Sees A Drop In COVID Hospitalizations By 16 Patients

COVID hospitalizations at Cookeville Regional have dropped by 16 patients Friday. According to CRMC’s COVID Dashboard, 90 people were hospitalized with 28 patients in ICU. As of Friday, the hospital has 74 COVID patients with 25 in ICU. Hospital officials still remain concerned about COVID numbers. Local healthcare facilities continue to see high numbers of people getting tested for the ... Read More »

CRMC Fights High Nurse Turnover Rate With Contracted International Registered Nurses

Cookeville Regional is looking to combat the national nursing shortage through international nurses. Chief Nursing Officer Scott Lethi said that Worldwide Health Solutions will hopefully add stability to decrease a high turnover rate in the profession. “The COVID surge for those that have been in nursing 20 to 30 years that can retire, some are seeking earlier retirement,” Lethi said. ... Read More »

10 Middle TN Hospitals Unite To Ask More People To Vaccinate

A consortium of ten Middle Tennessee hospitals joined together Friday to ask local residents to get vaccinated against COVID. The consortium includes Cookeville Regional, Ascension St Thomas in both White and Dekalb Counties. The open letter, quote begs Middle Tennessee residents to get COVID vaccines. Hospitalizations in Middle Tennessee are escalating at a rate that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare ... Read More »

Shelton: CRMC Full With 56 COVID Patients Housed

Cookeville Regional Chief Strategy Officer Ricky Shelton said the administration is concerned about the rising number of housed COVID patients. Shelton said the number of hospitalizations are the highest since January of this year. “We were very busy and near capacity before this rise,” Shelton said. “Now as you can imagine, we are very full. Today, we have 56 positive ... Read More »

Doctor’s Job Status Gets Cookeville City Council Airing

The job status of a longtime Cookeville cardiac surgeon became a public discussion topic at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Council Member Charles Womack called the departure of Dr. Lewis Wilson “a travesty.” “(Wilson) has been given a contract which is just impossible for him to take,” Womack said. “He called me this afternoon and said that the contract that ... Read More »