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Stevens Street Widening Project Design Being Modified Slightly

The original design for Cookeville’s Stevens Street widening project will undergo some slight modifications after the construction of two developments in the area. Cookeville City Manager James Mills said the design was complete but did not include the new development. Mills said once it is finished, the project will enhance one of the few direct, continuous, east-to-west routes through the ... Read More »

Cookeville Employees Would Continue CRMC Benefit Pending Vote

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Cookeville city employees would be able to continue visiting Cookeville Regional’s Medical Clinic if City Council approves a new agreement Thursday. The benefit ended this summer when the city moved from a self-insured system to an outside firm. At issue, federal rules that prevented employees with a Health Savings Account from using the clinic. City Manager James Mills said the ... Read More »

Cookeville Crews Poised To Begin Phase Two Of Cedar Avenue Work

Cookeville City Manager James Mills said city crews hope to begin work on phase two of the Cedar Avenue renovations in the next week or so. Mills said the city completed phase one work earlier this year. The next phase will focus on the section from Broad Street to Second Street. It will include installing bike lanes, and removing on-street ... Read More »

Psychiatric Unit Stripped, Renovations Continue On CRMC 4/5W

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Cookeville Regional’s 5 West wing has been completely stripped, another milestone in the 4 West/5 West renovations. The 5 West wing had been used as a mental health facility, meaning many of the typical patient-room medical facilities had been removed. CEO Buffy Key said the wing was shut down at the start of the pandemic. “During the pandemic we would ... Read More »

CRMC Finance Committee Delays Contract On Health Record System

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Cookeville Regional’s Board Of Trustees Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to table a contract extension on the center’s health record system. Committee members, led by Dr. Ernest Buchanan, voiced concerns about the system and ongoing problems that have not been fixed. Altera Digital Health had proposed a five-year contract extension at a price of some $6.16 million. “They’ve got open ... Read More »

Wheaton: New State Seal Banners Represent Cookeville Pride

New banners depicting Cookeville’s new city seal have gone up on light posts in downtown Cookeville. Cookeville City Mayor Laurin Wheaton said the banners were a group effort led by Administrative Assistant Tracy Johnson. The Leisure Services Department staff installed the new banners. “Being on city council I’m so honored and proud to represent and to serve Cookeville,” Wheaton said. ... Read More »

CRMC Making Gains On Recruiting And Hiring More Staff

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center is making gains on hiring more staff to join the facility. CEO Buffy Key said she attributes that to more employees returning to healthcare after COVID, as well as a return of the hospital’s workplace culture. “I’m constantly trying to communicate with them and that’s the most important thing,” Key said. “Because I remember being that ... Read More »

Key Named Permanent Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center officially appoints Buffy Key as the permanent CEO of the hospital. The decision came from the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night. Key said she plans to continue the moment she has had since becoming the interim CEO. “We’ve got to reinvest in our people reinvest in our communication, make sure everything we’re doing is exactly ... Read More »

CRMC Starting 4W/5W Expansion Project July 5th

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Construction on Cookeville Regional’s 4W/5W project set to begin Wednesday, increasing the hospital’s bed capacity. The project is set to cost some $16.4 million. Marketing and Communications Director Hannah Davis said it will add 40 additional beds as well as a six-unit dialysis center. “This is going to better meet the needs of patients in our community and we have ... Read More »

CRMC Honor Long-Time Chaplain Kelly Stockton

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center honored longtime chaplain Kelly Stockton at its Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night. Stockton said he has been working at the hospital since 2010. He said he is constantly inspired by the hospital employees for their dedication and drive. “Especially through the COVID issue, those folks, every department in this hospital was giving everything they have ... Read More »