Rennova Cuts 20 JRMC Jobs, Announces New CEO

https://newstalk941.com/rennova-cuts-20-jrmc-jobs-announces-new-ceo/ Rennova Health Systems has appointed a new CEO to Jamestown Regional Medical Center while laying off 20 employees. The company announced Monday that Michael Alexander would become the next CEO of JRMC. The announcement comes four months after the hospital appointed Dr. Angel Giraldez as the interim CEO. Alexander’s appointment comes after several financial-related …

Tennessee Opioid Lawsuit Sent Back To Circuit Court

A federal judge has sent a 19-county lawsuit against opioid manufacturers back to the Tennessee circuit court system. The move comes after major pharmaceutical companies – like Perdue Pharma and Endo Pharmaceuticals – attempted to move the case up to the federal level. 13th Judicial District Attoney Bryant Dunaway said the lawsuit aims to hold …

CMS Will Not Reimburse JRMC For Medicare Expenses

The federal government will terminate Medicare reimbursements to Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) next month. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the June 12 termination date on Tuesday through a letter to Interim CEO Dr. Angel Giraldez. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said despite the news, Rennova Health Systems intends to keep …

JRMC Diverting ER Patients To Other Hospitals

Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has started diverting patients from their emergency room to other area hospitals. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said the decision was made by JRMC owner Rennova Health Systems due to a lack of supplies. “They can’t admit anyone to the ER at the hospital, but the ER is open,” Johnson …

Signs Of Domestic Violence Go Beyond Physical Harm

Potential signs of domestic violence and abuse can often times go beyond physical marks or injuries. Amy Stockwell serves as the director of the Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center. She said potential warnings can be found in the way people interact with each other. “Changes in the relationship where the abuser – who can be …

Man Sentenced To Life in Prison In Death of Clay County Child

A Clay County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jacob Stanley Snyder to life in prison Tuesday for first-degree murder. Snyder was indicted earlier this year in the shooting death of 11-year-old Harley Evans last October. Bryant Dunaway serves as the 13th Judicial District Attorney General. “We wanted to hold Snyder responsible. His actions can’t be described as …

Former UCHRA Director Files Lawsuit Against Agency

The former executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has filed a lawsuit against the organization. Luke Collins accuses multiple city and county mayors of soliciting bribes during his time as the agency’s executive director. Current Executive Director Mark Farley said Collins’ decision to pursue a lawsuit against the agency is unfortunate. …

Jamestown Regional Allowed To Operate ‘Day-to-Day’

Jamestown Regional Medical Center will operate on a day-to-day basis after receiving permission from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). That according to Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson. “We have talked with corporate out of Miami, and they have instructed the hospital here in Jamestown that they will operate business as usual on …

Fentress County Limited In Assisting Jamestown Regional

Fentress County officials have met with the Tennessee Department of Health over concerns about Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s future. That according to County Executive Jimmy Johnson. He said the hospital being privately owned by Rennova Health Systems gives little room for assistance. “We have no authority over the hospital since we don’t own the building …

Putnam County, Sheriff Farris Facing Lawsuit In 2018 Inmate Death

The death of a Putnam County inmate in 2018 has led to a lawsuit against the county and jail officials. The parents of 39-year-old Jerry Brian Meadows are seeking $2.5 million following their son’s death on Feb. 2, 2018. Putnam County, Sheriff Eddie Farris and Jail Administrator Tim Nash are listed as the defendants in …