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New CRMC Drama: Resolution On Reporting All Salaries Fails

A Cookeville City Council resolution that would have required the Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees to provide salary information on every CRMC employee failed Thursday night. The latest in the soap opera surrounding CRMC’s budget and the Ricky Shelton hiring came with Council Member Charles Womack’s surprise resolution requiring the Trustees to submit salary information quarterly. Womack did not discuss ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Hold Special CRMC Budget Meeting

The first reading of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center budget will not be considered Thursday because of a council member absence. Council members went ahead with a work session Tuesday afternoon on the $345 million operating budget. Board of Trustees Chair Allen Ray said Cookeville Regional’s proposed budget means more than just dollars. “These surgeons and these doctors are doing ... Read More »

Council Member Wheaton Ready To Approve CRMC Budget

As the Cookeville City Council prepares to vote on the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Budget this week, Council Member Laurin Wheaton said she is ready to move forward. Wheaton serves on the hospital board and said that perspective helped with understanding the budget and operations. “I got a lot more insight into it and saw what an amazing operation it ... Read More »

Blood Assurance In Critical Need of Donors

Blood Assurance representatives say they are in critical need of blood donors. Account Manager and Donor Recruiter Trudy Cody said that usually they are in need for type O blood, but recently they have developed a critical need for all types of blood. “Blood Assurance needs to collect I believe 562 units a day to keep our local hospitals and ... Read More »

Spreadsheet Error Latest Issue In CRMC-City Council Budget

A spreadsheet error found in the Cookeville Regional budget has become the latest issue in Cookeville City Council’s approval of that budget. Administrators found the $400,000 issue as they prepared the final budget documents for next week’s first reading by council. Chief Financial Officer Tommye Rena Wells said she found the error in the marketing and other expense line items. ... Read More »

Council Member Miller Wants More Transparency On CRMC Budget Before Approval

Cookeville City Council Member Mark Miller said salary transparency is one of his main concerns with CRMC’s budget. Miller said citizens have a right to be aware of wages since the hospital is a publicly owned facility. “The residents of the city, we own this budget,” Miller said. “One of the largest questions from some of the concerned citizens are ... Read More »

Cookeville Sees Increase in Stop Loss Insurance Premiums

Cookeville will see an increase of some 90 thousand dollars in its stop loss insurance premiums for the new year. City Manager James Mills said with several employees dealing with major health issues, the city’s back is against the wall. “There is some risk here, some gamble that you would see with any insurance,” Mills said. “We’ve evaluated all the ... Read More »

CRMC Wants To Continue Reinvestment In Community

Council member Eric Walker said Cookeville Regional continues to grow, but the payment to the city remains the same. During a first in-depth work session on the CRMC budget Tuesday, Walker said he did not want to see the hospital go private, but he did believe there was room for the medical center to do more for Cookeville. Cookeville Regional ... Read More »

Cookeville City Council To Take Closer Look At CRMC’s Budget

The Cookeville City Council will take a closer look at CRMC’s budget during a work session Tuesday. City Manager James Mills said there is a desire from council members to go further into hospital operations. Mills said he does not know if this will be the only meeting about the hospital budget. “I don’t really have an opinion, I couldn’t ... Read More »

Council Approves Actuarial Study To Clean Up Retirement Issues

Cookeville City Council approved an actuarial study Thursday night to try and correct the retirement records of the city and Cookeville Regional. The state made a mistake in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System during the 1999 medical center split from the city. Hospital employees should have been transferred from the city account to the hospital entity. That did not happen, ... Read More »