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CRMC Reports 5 COVID Deaths, 98 Patients Currently Hospitalized

Cookeville Regional reports five COVID deaths that occurred over Tuesday night. Chief Strategy Officer Ricky Shelton said of those, four patients were not vaccinated. Shelton said the deaths were residents from Putnam County from ages 73 to 83. According to Shelton, 12 new COVID positive admits came in Tuesday. Ninety-eight patients are currently being treated for COVID. Twenty-Nine of those ... Read More »

CRMC At Work To Accommodate Record COVID Hospitalizations

Record numbers at Cookeville Regional Medical Center have the facility working to ensure enough capacity to continue patient treatment. Chief Strategy Officer Ricky Shelton said that over the past month, the overall number of COVID-positive patients has increased by some 600 percent. “One thing for sure is the variants that we’re dealing with spread more easily than the initial virus,” ... Read More »

CRMC Temporarily Closing Two Centers To Assist Staffing Shortage

The Cookeville Regional Medical Center will temporary close its Cardiac Rehab center and the Sleep Center to assist staffing shortages. A memo sent to CRMC employees states that staffing at those two centers will be placed in other areas of the hospital as COVID patient numbers are expected to rise through the week. The hospitals current COVID inpatient total sits ... 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 »

CRMC At “Licensed Capacity” Dealing With Higher Patient Volume

Cookeville Regional Medical Center reached licensed capacity as of Tuesday morning. Chief Nursing Officer Scott Lethi said that the hospital had to get creative with its overflow patients by maximizing resources. “You know we need staff to come in and work extra to take care of higher volumes,” Lethi said. “Our census is higher than it was a year ago. ... Read More »

CRMC Reaches Over 30 COVID Cases, 12 Patients In Intensive Care

COVID cases back over 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Thursday with seven new patients admitted. CRMC reports 34 positive COVID patients at Cookeville Regional. 12 patients are in intensive care with four vented as of Thursday afternoon. The State Health Department reports positivity rates in Putnam County at over 19 percent during the last seven days. Cumberland County’s positivity ... Read More »

CRMC Announces Updated COVID Guidelines

CRMC has updated its COVID guidelines effective Monday, August 9th. Updated guidelines include restrictions on visitors and overnight stays. Pediatric patients, birthing center patients, and patients with special needs will be allowed one overnight support person in some cases. Other patients will be allowed one visitor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The guidelines state that visitors are not permitted ... Read More »