Monday, June 17, 2024
Happening Now

Tag Archives: elective surgeries

CRMC Will Not Postpone Surgeries Amid Low Blood Supply

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has no plans of canceling or postponing elective surgeries amid low blood inventory across the region. Blood Assurance announced late Thursday they had asked the hospitals served across the region to postpone elective surgeries until the blood supply is replenished. Snow and cold have cancelled blood drives and kept residents from visiting the blood center. A ... Read More »

Weather Worsens Lack Of Blood Donations For Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance asking hospitals it serves across the region to delay elective surgeries due to very low blood supplies caused by the inclement weather. Media Relations Coordinator Max Winitz said the blood center has less than a half-day supply of O-negative and O-positive blood, the two types used the most in transfusions. “Right now we have a day or less ... Read More »

CRMC Temporarily Stopping All Elective Surgeries

Cookeville Regional Medical Center announced they would put a temporary pause on all elective surgeries due to COVID. This decision is based on current challenges with bed capacity and higher numbers of the CRMC staff calling in sick. CRMC CEO Paul Korth said in a written statement that they want to, “assure the public that an elective case does not ... Read More »

CRMC Suspending Overnight Elective Surgeries

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is suspending elective surgeries requiring overnight patients starting July 13. CRMC has 18 positive patients in the hospital and 30 others in isolation awaiting test results. CEO Paul Korth said this is the highest number of COVID-19 patients the medical center has cared for. “So that’s 48 patients that are requiring 48 beds in our facility, ... Read More »