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Hearts For Healthcare Heroes Rallying Support For CRMC Workers

Some Cookeville residents plan to gather on Thursday to support the men and women inside CRMC fighting against COVID. Hearts for Healthcare Heroes Organizer Lendzi Chandley said the idea came after a friend who works in the hospital felt beaten down after last week’s protest. Chandley said rallying for the people who want to save lives in the community is ... Read More »

CRMC Nurses Working Tirelessly Amidst Record Numbers

Cookeville Regional Medical Center nurses are dealing with exhaustion amidst a relentless COVID surge. That’s according to ICU Nurse Allison Breeding. Breeding said that she and her coworkers are seeing patients that are younger and sicker than before. She said that despite dealing with the virus for the past 18 months, it hasn’t gotten easier. “These people are my age,” ... 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 »

UC Community Medical Coalition Targeting Chronic Disease Education

The new group Hometown Health Watch is targeting chronic diseases in their push to educate Upper Cumberland residents. Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Dawn Barlow said the group is a community health coalition comprised of local medical agencies. She said understanding your condition empowers patients to prevent or better manage conditions like congestive heart failure or diabetes. “Patients being educated about ... Read More »

UC School Directors Voice Concerns To Legislators

Upper Cumberland School Directors met with Tennessee Legislators Thursday to speak about their concerns about school funding. Jackson County School Director Kristy Brown said she got a chance to talk about issues important to her schools with Representative John Mark Windle and Senator Paul Bailey. Brown said trying to get teachers a raise next fiscal year ranked high on the ... Read More »