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Cookeville Regional Medical Group To Join Summit Medical Group Provider Network

Cookeville Regional Medical Group will join the provider network of Summit Medical Group, the largest provider network in East Tennessee. CEO Paul Korth said the group specializes in primary care and is better positioned to offer more primary care options for patients and the community. The organization will take over starting March 1st. Offices will remain at their current location ... Read More »

CRMC Board Finance Committee Approves Patient Financial Services Product

Cookeville Regional Board of Trustee Finance Committee approved the purchase of a new product that provides cost estimates for patient procedures at its Tuesday meeting. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the Change Healthcare Clearance Patient Access fills a federal rule to have all charges online and costs for the patients. “We currently have that online on our website, however that ... Read More »

CDC Predicting Larger Flu Season Than Recent Years

This year’s flu season expected to hit harder than years in recent years. That’s according to Cookeville Regional Medical Center Infection Prevention Manager Stephanie Etter. She said the Center for Disease Control is sensing a bigger trend in its early predictions. “They believe that’s probably due to people not masking as much,” Etter said. “And honestly flu comes in waves ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Approves Software After Price Negotiations

Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees approved the renewal of an employee software service after tabling approval citing financial concerns. The software would allow department heads access to employee profiles and organizational charts, among other uses. When originally presented to the board, the cost came in at some $300,000 for a three-year contract. Board Member Danny Rader asked if cost-cutting measures ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Working To Maintain Operations And Employees

Cookeville Regional doing everything in its power to continue its operations and deliver the best care possible in the face of rising healthcare costs. That according to CEO Paul Korth. Korth said rising costs are affecting hospitals nationwide. “We’ll be holding on some of our capital purchases that we were planning on doing,” Korth said. “Just to make sure that ... Read More »

CRMC To Use Telehealth Screening For Psychiatric Patients

Cookeville Regional Medical Center set to use telehealth services to screen psychiatric patients in the emergency department. CEO Paul Korth said currently, these patients will have to stay for long periods of time, sometimes two or three days before they are cleared to go somewhere for treatment. He said the practice could help the hospital decrease wait time by 63 ... Read More »

CRMC Board Of Trustees Honors Service Of Allen Ray

Cookeville Regional’s Board of Trustees honored long-serving member Allen Ray Thursday night. Ray has been on the board since July 2015, also serving as its chairman. Attorney Danny Rader presented a resolution thanking Ray for his service. “I have particularly taken to heart the lesson you’ve taught about the importance of considering CRMC a provider of community healthcare services to ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth Gets Positive Evaluation

Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO Paul Korth received high marks on his annual performance review. Attorney Dan Rader was asked by the board to conduct the confidential evaluation. He said Korth’s evaluation was “very good, if not excellent.” “And I think everybody knows what a tumultuous year we’ve had in the healthcare field and in particular Cookeville with a lot ... Read More »

CRMC To Consider N. Cedar Land Purchase For Additional Parking

Cookeville Regional Medical Center will consider purchasing some 40,000 square feet of land on North Cedar Avenue. The hospital board’s Finance Committee approved the purchase Tuesday night. CEO Paul Korth said the city of Cookeville offered the land back to the hospital after closing on it. “We will use this for parking, I think it will be extended parking for ... Read More »

CRMC Celebrates Opening Of New Sports Medicine Facility

Cookeville Regional celebrated the official launch of its new sports medicine center off of South Willow Avenue Wednesday. Shona Davis Smith is the Director of Therapy Services at CRMC. She said that there has been a huge need for such a facility in the area. “At outpatient therapy, if you’ve had a stroke, and you need neural rehab that would ... Read More »