Cookeville Regional Hospital making c...

Cookeville Regional Hospital making cutbacks

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Ruger

Cookeville, TN

#1 Jan 17, 2012
My spouse works there and they are changing the nurse to patient ratios for the worse. Each nurse will now have to take on more patients per shift. Just as the hospital was beginning to bring up their reputation they go and do something like this.
JoJo

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jan 17, 2012
Thus making for a more dangerous situation when something happens to one or more patients, then the nurses get tied down to just them and neglecting their other ones..
Citizen

Lexington, TN

#3 Jan 17, 2012
What or who is Health Stream? I have heard CRMC will be paid in accordance with pt. satisfaction. If the Board and the brilliant individual that runs this medium sized hospital dont quit running off the good Drs. we will all need to return to Nashville for any real care.

The new GM for CRMC started off belittling the nursing staff and then worked his way up to Drs. He seems to be on a personal mission to destroy the reputation CRMC has worked so hard in past years to achieve. Yes they have a good reputation and most everyone there has worked hard to achieve it.

The nurse to pt. ratio is going up by 1 pt. per nurse. Doesn't sound like a lot until some poor nurse has three critical pts. and nobody can help her/him because they have to many pts. also. Who will be held to blame when the hospital is sued time after time for poor pt. care? The nurses because the hospital will hang them out to dry.

If you know anyone on the board, remind them that saving a few dollars on payroll will ultimately be spent on lawyers and settlements.
daddyo

United States

#4 Jan 18, 2012
I work at a hospital----i don't know of any hospitals in the area that HAVEN'T made cutbacks----healthcare like everything else has been hit hard by the economy. Insurances are doing all they can to avoid paying for patient care and medicare and medicaid have cut reimbursements to hospitals. And they continue to cut payments for services on a regular basis.

The way to fix this isn't to complain to or about your hospital. Contact your reps on the state and federal levels about the crisis healthcare is facing.

Don't blame it on "obamacare" that hasn't started yet. Blame it on a federal gov who fought two wars while cutting taxes on the wealthy that bankrupted our economy.

Cookeville hosp is trying to hold on until the economy improves----like we all are. But you can only cling to a ledge so long before something has to give
waste

Cookeville, TN

#5 Jan 18, 2012
and spending millions on more building. will it ever end?
CantBeSatisfied

Cookeville, TN

#6 Jan 18, 2012
waste wrote:
and spending millions on more building. will it ever end?
You'd be bitching just the same if they didn't have enough beds.
exactly

Cookeville, TN

#7 Jan 18, 2012
waste wrote:
and spending millions on more building. will it ever end?
They won't stop until they buy every single last house east and west of the place to put CRMC-owned offices into them. I don't care how big they build this place. It still sucks!

No matter how hard CRMC tries, they will never, ever be Vanderbilt. That is the goal they are trying to achieve. Last I heard was that they were trying to buy up the fraternity houses.

Too bad you still have to wait 2 to 3 hours in the lobby to be seen in the er. The dork that works at the admission desk at night is an asshole and is a pervert.
anonymous human

United States

#8 Jan 19, 2012
You'll wait 2-3 hours to be seen in the ER IF it isn't a true emergency. Go to your doctor for routine complaints. The ER is NOT a place for sniffles or the sh!ts or back pain etc. Look up the word "triage" to see why you wait.
Citizen

Livingston, TN

#9 Jan 19, 2012
I would not ever complain about CRMC buying more land, buying newer diagnostic equipment, nor building more facilities as long as pt. care does not suffer. I want them to have everything I might need on hand to take care of my family and myself.

ER visits take hours at any ER unless they are having a really slow time.

The employees of CRMC have worked hard to raise their reputation and maintain a very high level of professionalism.
Just Saying

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jan 19, 2012
exactly wrote:
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They won't stop until they buy every single last house east and west of the place to put CRMC-owned offices into them. I don't care how big they build this place. It still sucks!
No matter how hard CRMC tries, they will never, ever be Vanderbilt. That is the goal they are trying to achieve. Last I heard was that they were trying to buy up the fraternity houses.
Too bad you still have to wait 2 to 3 hours in the lobby to be seen in the er. The dork that works at the admission desk at night is an asshole and is a pervert.
CRMC outranks Vanderbilt in coronary intervention, cardiac services, spinal surgery, orthopedic surgery, and many others (Sources: HealthGrades, Thomson). Maybe you should do some research before bumping your gums.
someone

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jan 19, 2012
exactly wrote:
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Too bad you still have to wait 2 to 3 hours in the lobby to be seen in the er. The dork that works at the admission desk at night is an asshole and is a pervert.
Do you really think the wait time would be any less at Vanderbilt Maybe you and the rest of the dumbasses who clog the ER should quit using it as an urgent care clinic. Then maybe people with real emergencies could get in faster.
just watch

Cookeville, TN

#12 Jan 19, 2012
The new administrator may just there to line his pockets. Watch what they buy next.
Timmy

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jan 19, 2012
just watch wrote:
The new administrator may just there to line his pockets. Watch what they buy next.
CRMC is a public, government funded, government over-sought, not-for-profit hospital. I really don't give too shits what the administrator is making as long as the hospital continues to provide service that matches or surpasses that provided by larger hospitals. Vanderbilt is a private, for-profit hospital with a damn near limitless budget and they still can't top CRMC in anything other than trauma.
JUST THE FACTS

Cookeville, TN

#14 Jan 19, 2012
Their not professional at all over at that hospital in Cookeville, been there a few times Doctors are idiots nurses are rude. Its a dame shame we have to depend on people like this. If there is a problem they push them off to vandy. I bet they have a bunch of law suits going on.
filthy phil

Woodbury, TN

#15 Jan 20, 2012
JUST THE FACTS wrote:
Their not professional at all over at that hospital in Cookeville, been there a few times Doctors are idiots nurses are rude. Its a dame shame we have to depend on people like this. If there is a problem they push them off to vandy. I bet they have a bunch of law suits going on.
it's a "dame shame" uneducated people like you are allowed on library computers.
NOT THE FACTS

Cookeville, TN

#16 Jan 20, 2012
JUST THE FACTS wrote:
Their not professional at all over at that hospital in Cookeville, been there a few times Doctors are idiots nurses are rude. Its a dame shame we have to depend on people like this. If there is a problem they push them off to vandy. I bet they have a bunch of law suits going on.
The only patients they "push off to vandy" are trauma and some critical ICU patients. And that's only because they don't have the facilities to manage them.
EnoughAlready

Mcminnville, TN

#17 Jan 20, 2012
It is unfortunate that forums like this this exist that allow uneducated misinformed individuals to hide behind annanimity. It allows more dumb undereducated people to read your foolish posts and believe what you are righting. For those of you that thinks the hospital "sucks" please insert a card in your wallet that says "when I am in pain and suffering please drive me 90 miles down the road". Those of you that are bitter for whatever reason will never be happy. You can remain bitter and angry I really don't care but at least get your facts correct!
Facts basd on all comments below you can verify call and see for yourself:
1). Nursing ratios are equal or better then any hospital in TN or the Nation.
2) Yes they are buyin the fraternity house to create parking, so that those of you that are negative will have one less thing to complain about.
3). Ratios are not changing for critical care
4). Vanderbilt is an Academic Medical Center and the comparison is like apples and oranges. We obviously will never be Vanderbilt.
5) ER's are for sick emergent patietnts. If the wait disturbs you and that is what was on your mind during the visit you obviously were not emergent.
6) CRMC is a City Owned Private Act Hospital - salaries are competitive with the region and non of your business. Why do you care who makes what?
7) "citizen that commented above" you are a fool. The GM as you called him is the most highly educated and professional CEO this hospital and region has ever had and will probably ever be able to recruit. He started a succession planning program of which I am a part of to help current employeess move up and grow within the hospital.
nursebetty

Cookeville, TN

#18 Jan 20, 2012
EnoughAlready wrote:
It is unfortunate that forums like this this exist that allow uneducated misinformed individuals to hide behind annanimity. It allows more dumb undereducated people to read your foolish posts and believe what you are righting. For those of you that thinks the hospital "sucks" please insert a card in your wallet that says "when I am in pain and suffering please drive me 90 miles down the road". Those of you that are bitter for whatever reason will never be happy. You can remain bitter and angry I really don't care but at least get your facts correct!
Facts basd on all comments below you can verify call and see for yourself:
1). Nursing ratios are equal or better then any hospital in TN or the Nation.
2) Yes they are buyin the fraternity house to create parking, so that those of you that are negative will have one less thing to complain about.
3). Ratios are not changing for critical care
4). Vanderbilt is an Academic Medical Center and the comparison is like apples and oranges. We obviously will never be Vanderbilt.
5) ER's are for sick emergent patietnts. If the wait disturbs you and that is what was on your mind during the visit you obviously were not emergent.
6) CRMC is a City Owned Private Act Hospital - salaries are competitive with the region and non of your business. Why do you care who makes what?
7) "citizen that commented above" you are a fool. The GM as you called him is the most highly educated and professional CEO this hospital and region has ever had and will probably ever be able to recruit. He started a succession planning program of which I am a part of to help current employeess move up and grow within the hospital.
When you used the word 'emergent' did you mean to use the word 'emergency'? Emergent sounds like the person is exiting a cocoon!-LOL
JUST THE FACTS

Cookeville, TN

#19 Jan 20, 2012
filthy phil wrote:
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it's a "dame shame" uneducated people like you are allowed on library computers.
Sorry professor about the error in spelling, sounds like you either work at the hospital or you would fit in there fine, because just like them you are a rude person and have no glue how to deal with people. You are a DAMN fool, is that better.
Derp

Cookeville, TN

#20 Jan 20, 2012
JUST THE FACTS wrote:
<quoted text>...and have no glue how to deal with people. You are a DAMN fool, is that better.
I'm more of a scotch tape person, myself.

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