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90-95% Furloughed CRMC Staff Back At Work

Between 90 and 95 percent of those furloughed by Cookeville Regional Medical Center have returned to work. “I still have a small handful of individuals that are still furloughed,” CRMC CEO Paul Korth said. “I think they’ll probably be furloughed for, again, a couple of weeks yet because we still have some departments in some areas that are not opened ... Read More »

Korth: CRMC Rare Hospital To Require Pre-Elective Testing

Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO Paul Korth said most hospitals across the state are not requiring COVID-19 testing before elective procedures. CRMC is requiring such testing. That could be one potential reason Upper Cumberland COVID-19 cases are rising. “I know we as a community are testing more individuals than than other communities in the state,” Korth said. “The more people ... Read More »

CRMC Finance Committee Approves $336M Budget

The Cookeville Regional Finance Committee approved a new fiscal year budget Tuesday night projected to produce a $5 million profit for the medical center. That’s compared with a projected $16 million loss for this fiscal year, based on COVID-19 expenses and loss of revenue. CRMC Chief Financial Officer Steve Ramey said the budget includes $336 million in revenues next fiscal ... Read More »

CRMC Reports First COVID Death

Cookeville Regional reported its first COVID-19 death Friday night. “We want to express our sincere condolences to the family of this patient,” Cookeville Regional CEO Paul Korth said. According to CRMC officials, an elderly Nashville patient with multiple chronic diseases or conditions. The death is the first among the 31 people hospitalized at Cookeville Regional with COVID-19. Korth said the ... Read More »

Korth Projects CRMC Back To 95% By July

Cookeville Regional Medical Center CEO Paul Korth said it will likely take until July until the center returns to normal operations. Korth said he projects operations will be back to 95 percent by July. Korth said hospital volume decreased 70 percent in April. As of now, Korth projects COVID-19 will likely produce a $20 Million impact on the medical center. ... Read More »

Cookeville Regional Will Restart Elective Procedures

Cookeville Regional will restart elective procedures at the hospital May 1. CEO Paul Korth said the rollout will be slow and measured. “We will start gradually reopening the medical center to start doing elective procedures and elective surgeries,” Korth said. “Let me reassure you that we will be doing these in a safe manner, not only for the patients, but ... Read More »

CRMC Reduces Workforce

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is laying off 400 employees due to a decrease in patient volume. CRMC CEO Paul Korth said the reduction in the hospital’s workforce is necessary to ensure its long-term financial health. “The furloughing of the staff is a must if,” Korth said. “It’s something we must do at the medical center in order to continue to ... Read More »