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CRMC Medical Staff Honored For Tornado Response

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
CRMC Medical Staff Honored For Tornado Response

Cookeville Regional honored the medical professionals who treated 95 tornado victims in the hours after the storm.

“As everyone knows, March 3rd 2020 changed the lives in the matter of minutes. Families were torn apart. Nineteen lives were lost,” CRMC CEO Paul Korth said. “As quickly as the storm hit and left, Cookeville Regional Medical Center personnel were called in, ready and waiting to help.”

The first victim arrived just before 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. Emergency Department Nursing Director Angel Troxell said the emergency room went from full just after the storm hit to empty as the victims began arriving.

“Each hospital department was essential,” Troxell said. “No one was lesser than or greater than the next. The emergency department went from over capacity at 1:48 in the morning to completely empty and ready to care for survivors in record time. This was in large part due to the amazing effort of other departments pitching in to ensure the ED had the space that we needed.”

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the community was touched by how many Cookeville Regional employees came to work without being asked. He said he has heard so many stories of how those medical professionals touched so many lives.



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