CRMC Board Recommends Osborn Group for Celina Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Board of Directors has recommended Ohio-based Osborn Group to purchase Cumberland River Hospital (CRH). CRMC CEO Paul Korth discussed the proposal during Thursday’s Board meeting. “Based upon the fact that they do want to open it and run it as a medical facility, I think that would be in the …

CRMC Committee Approves CRH Closing Costs

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Finance Committee approved closing costs from the Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) Tuesday. CEO Paul Korth said the Celina facility racked up over $5.7 million in money owed to CRMC prior to closing March 1. “We went through a detailed analysis of Cumberland River. We wanted to get Cumberland River’s books …

CRMC Accepting Bids For Cumberland River Hospital

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is accepting bids for the former Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. CRMC CEO Paul Korth told Cookeville City Council last month that the organization plans to sell all of its Celina assets as a single package. “I think our first step is going to be that we will package everything – …

Court Rules Former Inmates Can Pursue ‘Sterilization’ Lawsuit

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday former White County inmates can pursue a lawsuit against a judge who offered ‘sterilization’ for shorter sentences. The U.S. 6th District Court of Appeals reversed a prior decision that denied the inmates’ initial request, stating their release from jail “does not moot their claims.” The lawsuit states Judge Sam …

Cookeville Resolution Would Surplus CRH Property

Cookeville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday declaring the Cumberland River Hospital property as surplus. Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO Paul Korth said the hospital will make a final push to sell the CRH facility and its assets as a whole. “I think our first step is going to be we will package …

Celina Mayor Hoping for Quick Turnaround with CRH Closure

Celina Mayor Joey Rich hopes to have a quick turnaround in finding a potential buyer for Cumberland River Hospital (CRH). Rich and other Clay County residents attended Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) special-called Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday regarding the closure of CRH. “We were just asking some of the board members about the licensure …

CRMC Trustees Officially Dissolve, Liquidate CRH Assets

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to officially liquidate all assets of Cumberland River Hospital. Chief Legal Counsel Luke Hill said the vote effectively separates CRMC from the Celina facility. “The Board voted to inevitably dissolve the corporation at a certain time and give the CEO (Paul Korth) the authority to effectually …

CRMC Still Looking for Cumberland River Hospital Buyers

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has yet to solidify a buyer for Cumberland River Hospital. CEO Paul Korth said the hospital has received several offers for the Celina facility but nothing has come to fruition. “As of right now, there’s still nobody that is able to come up with the money to close on the transaction …

Grand Jury To Decide Snyder’s Fate In Clay County Murder Case

A Clay County Grand Jury will decide the fate of a 29-year-old man charged in the October shooting death of an 11-year-old girl. Jacob Stanley Snyder faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count first-degree murder. The grand jury will meet Feb. 26 to make their decision. Members of the Clay County Sheriff’s …

Baxter Hopeful For Continued Growth Following Portobello Announcement

A ceramic tile company from Brazil could help the Baxter community greatly expand over the next several years. Mayor John Martin says Portobello America’s $150 million capital investment will have a tremendous impact on the small town. “It’s absolutely unbelievable that a company of this magnitude is coming to a small town like Baxter,” Martin …