Healthcare nationwide is in a tumultuous position and hospitals – especially rural ones – are having to find ways to remain financially viable and grow at the same time.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is doing all of that, right in the heart of the Upper Cumberland, creating jobs, putting money back into the community and providing care to make the community a healthy one.
“We are a self-supporting, fiscally responsible hospital that is celebrating 100 years of healthcare and looking toward the future,” said Paul Korth, CRMC CEO. “We have grown a great deal in that 100 years and we’re not stopping.”
CRMC is the largest hospital in the Upper Cumberland. It is one of only two stand-alone hospitals among the nine counties in the Upper Cumberland region that have hospitals and is unique in the fact that it employs physicians locally in a wide range of specialties eliminating the necessity to travel elsewhere for care. CRMC has no corporate or taxpayer backing, as it is a stand-alone, financially secure operation, which is unique for a rural hospital of its size.
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