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CRMC Looking To Purchase Surgery Center

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee approved the purchase of the Upper Cumberland Physicians Surgery Center at its Tuesday meeting. An outside firm assessed the building and the operation at $3.835 million. Cookeville Regional will pay $1.9 million or 50 percent of the fair market evaluation. Cookeville Regional already owns 50 percent of the practice. “It fits very well into one ... Read More »

CRMC Updating Its Master Facility Plan

Cookeville Regional officials are in the midst of updating the medical center’s master facility plan. CEO Paul Korth said the medical center’s architectural firm examines all aspects of the plant every four to five years. With a campus that includes buildings from the 1950s through the 2000s, the master plan makes sure the facility operates as effectively as possible. “They’ll ... Read More »

No Danger From COVID Surge At CRMC

Rumors and suggestions that COVID-19 will soon overrun local hospitals and ICUs are simply not true, according to Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth. “We are in a position to take care of those patients, we’re in a very good position to take care of a surge if it does happen,” Korth said. “We have policies and procedures in place to ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Changes Visitors Policy

Cookeville Regional will change its visitor policy effective Thursday. One designated visitor will be allowed per inpatient. CEO Paul Korth says the center continues to do all possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.   “We appreciate our community’s understanding and patience regarding the medical center’s visitor restrictions,” Korth said. “We know that the restricted visitation policy has been hard ... Read More »

CRMC Set To Upgrade 50+ Beds

Cookeville Regional will upgrade 43 patient beds and nine stretchers under a plan approved by the CRMC Finance Committee. The $895,000 project is part of an on-going effort to refurbish the most basic of hospital tools, according to CEO Paul Korth. “We try to every couple of years put a large dollar amount in there for bed replacements,” Korth said. ... Read More »

CRMC Capacity In Good Shape, Korth Says Wear Masks

Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said slow test results are a problem at CRMC and across the health care system. “Test results have slowed down because of the amount of testing that is being done,” Korth said. “It’s taking four to five, six days to get test results back.” Korth said the fix would be in-house testing where a hospital ... 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 »

CRMC Moving Forward Toward Robotics Center Of Excellence

Cookeville Regional Medical Center will take the first step toward becoming a Robotics Center Of Excellence by purchasing a new Da Vinci robot system. “This is a way to get better outcomes with the same or similar operation using the robot as a tool,” General & Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Charles Huddleston said. The Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the ... Read More »

CRMC One Step Closer to New Cath Lab

The Cookeville Regional Board of Trustees Finance Committee approved a plan to replace the Medical Center’s Cath Lab. The $3.63 million project includes a total renovation of the space and the purchase of new equipment. CEO Paul Korth said the budgeted upgrade will take about 18 months to complete. “We need to get started on this, we need to get ... Read More »

Korth Says Recent COVID Patients Seem Sicker

Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said patients recently treated for COVID-19 seem sicker than previous cases. Seven people are currently being treated at CRMC. Putnam County reported a total of 676 COVID-19 cases Tuesday based on data from the Tennessee Department of Health. The county’s average number of new cases over the last 14 days stands at 7.5. “We kind ... Read More »