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Cookeville Regional Celebrates Hospital Week

CRMC Entrance

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is commencing Hospital Week 2024 with a resounding celebration of all its healthcare workers. From a cookout to an ice cream sundae bar to the annual service awards banquets, Cookeville Regional is proudly honoring the collective achievements of its employees, 255 of whom have dedicated five, ten, and even twenty-plus years at CRMC.

“It takes all of us to make the medical center run. No one position is more important than the other, so this is always a fun week of celebration to see us all come together,” said Buffy Key, CEO of CRMC.

Cookeville Regional has over 2,500 employees, 175 physicians, and over 40 medical and surgical specialties serving the 14-county Upper Cumberland region and into Kentucky.

During the past fiscal year 2022 to 2023, the medical center has seen 48,838 ER patients annually, delivered 1,477 babies, performed 9,726 surgeries, completed over 3,868 heart procedures, and welcomed over 13,357 inpatient admissions and 181,926 outpatient visits a year, all contributing to the health and well-being of our community.

Cookeville Regional continues to beat the national average for stopping a heart attack with its CODE STEMI protocol. The national standard is 90 minutes, the national average is 62 minutes, and CRMC is between 34 and 40 minutes.

Cookeville Regional is recognized and holds over 20 national accreditations and achievements and has expanded services and added new physicians to its medical staff to continue fulfilling its mission of building healthier communities.

“I remember presenting these numbers and achievements to the staff at a town hall meeting and saying, ‘You all did this.’  That is so true. Our medical center has incredibly dedicated and hard-working staff,” said Key. “It is an honor to lead alongside them and serve the people of our region. I want to thank them for all they do and wish them a happy hospital week.”


CRMC Employees enjoy sundaes as part of Hospital Week