Rennova Denies $1 Million Bid For Jamestown Hospital

Rennova Health Systems has denied a $1 million bid to purchase Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Crossville clinician and physician assistant Johnny Presley made the offer to Rennova and hospital CEO Michael Alexander earlier this summer. Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Rennova’s decision comes at no surprise. “Rennova and Mr. Seamus Lagan, they’re kind of …

Representative Windle Being Sued By Rennova CEO

41st District House Representative John Mark Windle is being sued by the CEO of Rennova Health Systems. Seamus Lagan is seeking $100,000 in damages after Windle called him an “Irish gangster” and a “thief” through media outlets following the closure of Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC). Windle said Tuesday the lawsuit won’t prevent him from …

Former Employees File Lawsuit Against JRMC, Rennova Health

Two former employees of Jamestown Regional Medical Center have filed a class-action lawsuit against the hospital. Joshua Slaughter and Karen Bilbrey Cooper are suing JRMC and its owner, Rennova Health Systems, for not notifying employees properly of the hospital’s closure. The lawsuit states employees were not notified of the hospital’s closure until the day-of on …

Rapid Response Team Visiting Fentress County After JRMC Closure

The Tennessee Rapid Response Team will visit Fentress County Friday following the closure of Jamestown Regional Medical Center. State Representative John Mark Windle said Department of Labor Commissioner Jeff McCord will meet with area residents affected by the closure. “I’m hopeful that we can work through individual issues, and that’s the first issue is to …

New Jamestown Hospital CEO Addresses Financial Issues

The new Chief Executive Officer of Jamestown Regional Medical Center wants to rebuild the community’s trust in the hospital. CEO Michael Alexander said addressing the hospital’s recent operational issues is only the beginning. “The bigger challenge is having the people of the county taking the leap of faith in trusting us,” Alexander said. “We have …

Windle Wants State To Investigate JRMC Owner Rennova

State representative John Mark Windle wants Tennessee officials to investigate Rennova Health Systems and its CEO Seamus Lagan. Windle said he has requested an audit on the Jamestown Regional Medical Center owners after talking with current and former employees of the hospital. “Many of them relayed to me that no withholding has been paid to …

Jamestown Regional Medical Center Temporarily Closed

Rennova Health Systems has temporarily closed Jamestown Regional Medical Center. That according to a statement provided by Fentress County Executive, Jimmy Johnson. JRMC Chief Executive Officer Michael Alexander said in the statement the hospital was closed “due to the loss of participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.” “We expect to resolve the related issues …

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 …

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 …