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Buffy Key Appointed Interim CEO Of Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees has appointed COO Buffy Key as its interim CEO. The appointment was approved unanimously Thursday night at the recommendation of outgoing CEO Paul Korth. He said he had been preparing Key to serve as his successor since he began to think about his retirement several years ago. “You know it just wasn’t the ... Read More »

CRMC To Apply For Grant To Aid 4 And 5 West Upgrades And Renovations

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center set to apply for some $10.6 million for work on the 4 and 5 West capital project. CFO Tommye Rena Wells said the opportunity for the grant funding came from the Tennessee Healthcare Resiliency Program at the Tennessee Department of Health. She said the goal of the funding program is to help underserved communities make necessary ... Read More »

CRMC To Conduct ER Study To Improve Efficiencies

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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

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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 »

Korth Said Claims From CRMC Personnel About Nursing Shortages Inaccurate

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 »

CRMC To Use Telehealth Screening For Psychiatric Patients

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center set to use telehealth services to screen psychiatric patients in the emergency department. CEO Paul Korth said currently, these patients will have to stay for long periods of time, sometimes two or three days before they are cleared to go somewhere for treatment. He said the practice could help the hospital decrease wait time by 63 ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Hoping To Implement More Normalized Visitation Policy

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Cookeville Regional Medical Center beginning to return to normal operations following more than two years of COVID procedures. CEO Paul Korth said new policies will most likely be announced later this week “Case numbers are lower than usual, and as we’ve talked in the past it’s something that we look at every day and every week here,” Korth said. “One ... Read More »

CRMC Finance Committee Approves $1.17M Purchase For New CT Simulator

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Cookeville Regional’s finance committee approved a 1.173 million purchase to replace the Cancer Center’s CT simulator. Radiation Oncologist Dr. Algis Sidrys said that the simulator is an integral part of planning a patient’s treatment. He said that every patient will use the simulator at least one time during their cancer care. “It is not a treatment machine it’s strictly a ... Read More »

CRMC Seeing Lower COVID Numbers, Hoping For Downward Trend

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Cookeville Regional seeing some of the lowest COVID patient numbers in weeks. As of Tuesday morning, the hospital had some 31 patients in its facility. CEO Paul Korth said that he attributes this to the omicron variant running its course. “We’re hoping that we’re starting to trend down,” Korth said. “I’ve been in contact with hospitals throughout the state from ... Read More »