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CRMC To Buildout New Wound Care Center On Cedar

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee voted Tuesday night to move forward with renovations to a building that will house the hospital’s Wound Care Center. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the estimated cost for the project will not exceed $500,000. CEO Buffy Key said the hospital has been leasing the space from a local medical facility, which needed the space to ... Read More »

CRMC 5 West Project Takes Next Steps Toward Fall Completion

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s 5 West renovation project has taken its next step, with facilities now being built out. CEO Buffy Key said the patient rooms in 5 West are now being built out and the improved facility is taking shape. She said the hospital is having furniture fairs now to determine what kind of furniture will be used for ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Allocates Some $190,000 Of Opioid Money To CRMC

Cookeville will use some $190,000 in Opioid Abatement money for an Addiction Navigator Service at Cookeville Regional. Cookeville Mayor Laurin Wheaton said the navigator will be able to track how fast patients are getting into treatment facilities and compare that to how the process worked before. Wheaton said the addiction navigator will not only help recovering addicts but also help ... Read More »

Fentress Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Of Standalone ER In Jamestown

The community, local leaders and state officials gathered to celebrate the long-awaited Fentress County standalone ER facility ribbon-cutting Tuesday. Dr. James Shamiyeh is the Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations at UT Medical Center. He said that the key to making this a reality was the urgent need to fill the gap in emergency services. “This is an area that ... Read More »

CRMC To Conduct ER Study To Improve Efficiencies

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center to perform an ER study in hopes of making its emergency room more efficient. After struggling with wait times and other issues, CEO Paul Korth said the hospital wanted to explore what steps it can take to better patient care. “From a process standpoint,” Korth said. “Is our emergency room the right size? So with this ... Read More »

No Major Lay Offs In CRMC’s Nursing Ranks, Despite Claims

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Despite claims from multiple nurses inside Cookeville Regional Medical Center, CEO Paul Korth said there have not been major layoffs in the medical center’s nursing ranks. “We recognize that there are currently many inaccuracies circulating regarding our actions, and I can confirm that there have not been ‘major layoffs in the nursing,'” Korth said in an email response. Korth said ... Read More »

Fentress Gets Updates On ER Plans, Planning For Fall 2022 Open

UT Medical Center announced finalized plans for Fentress County’s satellite Emergency Department. The plans include six exam rooms plus a trauma room for major health incidents. Imaging services will include CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said that the announcement of the plans for the facility made its future all the more real. “We’ve had our doubters, and ... Read More »

Rose Working To Fund Fentress ER Equipment

U.S. Congressman John Rose is working to secure federal funding to get equipment for Fentress County’s standalone ER. That is according to Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson. Johnson said that Rose and his team came and toured the facility this week. “It will actually be a large impact on our rural medicine in Fentress County,” Johnson said. “We’re just tickled ... Read More »

Fentress Gets Approval For Standalone ER

Fentress County and UT-Medical have received approval from the state to establish its standalone ER in Jamestown. The facility will include nine treatment rooms, including one trauma room. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said after nearly two years without a hospital, an accomplishment was reached, proving the naysayers wrong. “It’s just a good day for us here and this is nothing ... Read More »