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Womack Wants Investigation Of CRMC Hiring

Cookeville City Council Member Charles Womack wants answers about Cookeville Regional’s hiring of Mayor Ricky Shelton as its Chief Strategy Officer. “The motion asked for outside legal advice to assist the city council members in doing an investigation,” Womack said. Womack said he had questions about the legality and appearances of impropriety in Shelton’s hiring. He asked the council Thursday ... Read More »

CRMC Will Likely Begin Vaccinations Once Supply Increases

Cookeville Regional will likely begin vaccinating citizens when vaccine supplies become more plentiful. CEO Paul Korth said in the early stages, it made more sense for the Health Departments to be the primary provider. “As soon as there is plenty of vaccine available, we will step in and help,” Korth said. “Right now, there is not enough to go around. ... Read More »

COVID Cases In 40s Three Straight Days

For the first time since October, Cookeville Regional Medical Center has seen COVID patient counts in the 40s on three back-to-back days. Wednesday, CRMC reported 40 inpatients with COVID-19. That number was 44 Tuesday, 43 Monday. Across the Upper Cumberland, just 57 new COVID cases were reported Wednesday. So far this week, 154 new cases have been reported in the ... Read More »

3 COVID Deaths At CRMC Wednesday

78 COVID patients being treated at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Wednesday. Three additional patients are awaiting COVID results and are in quarantine. Three people have died in the last 24 hours from COVID…two from Putnam County and one from Fentress County. The Upper Cumberland reports 243 new active cases Wednesday according to data from the State Department Of Health. The ... Read More »

CRMC Suspending Elective Procedures Again

Cookeville Regional will once again suspend elective procedures beginning Monday. CEO Paul Korth said the suspension will continue until the number of COVID cases decreases significantly. “We are seeing a record high for the medical center in terms of patients being in isolation from COVID-19,” Korth said. “We expect the trend to continue, and we’ll be seeing even higher numbers ... Read More »

80 Being Treated For COVID At Cookeville Regional

Some 80 patients are being treated at Cookeville Regional Medical Center for COVID-19. That’s down from the pandemic high of 87 patients Sunday. CRMC Public Relations Director Melahn Finley said three additional patients are awaiting tests results. Five people have died since Wednesday bringing the COVID death toll to 119 at Cookeville Regional. Three were Putnam County residents, one from ... Read More »

Six COVID Patients Die, 72 Being Treated At CRMC

Six patients fighting COVID-19 died over the weekend at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Four were from Putnam County, one from Dekalb County and one from Knox County, according to Public Relations Director Melahn Finley. The pandemic death toll stands at 111. As of Monday, the medical center is treating 72 patients for COVID-19 with six other patients quarantined with tests ... Read More »

Vaccine Expected To Arrive In UC Over Next Several Days

COVID vaccines for emergency personnel will begin arriving in the Upper Cumberland over the next several days. Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said medical center employees have signed up for the optional vaccine. The medical center has set up tiers of staff based on priority to get the vaccine first. “We don’t know when we’re going to receive ours and ... Read More »

CRMC Resumes Elective Cases, Will Be Day-To-Day Decision

Despite rising COVID numbers, Cookeville Regional resumed elective surgeries Monday. CEO Paul Korth said going forward, the decision on surgeries will change rapidly with case counts. “This is going to be something that fluctuates and this is one of our search plans that that helps us kind of get over some some critical areas,” Korth said. “But we did start ... Read More »

CRMC Beginning New Emergency Treatment For High-Risk COVID Patients

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center can now administer an emergency-use drug to help reduce hospitalization and the risk of death for certain COVID patients. The FDA granted emergency authorization for Bamlanivmab in November to be used only for patients aged 65 or older or with certain medical factors. As important, the drug must be given within 10 days of symptoms to ... Read More »