Project will cost $17 million and the medical center will go from 269 to 309 beds

Cookeville – On Dec. 1, Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will break ground on an expansion project set to bring 40 additional patient beds to the hospital.

The project is called the 4 West and 5 West expansion. Set for completion in 2025, it will cost $17 million and the medical center will go from 269 to 309 beds.

“The local economic impact of the hospital expansion project is projected to be between $8 and $10 million,” said the Cookeville-Putnam County (CRMC). “CRMC saw 12,331 inpatients over the past year, and the need for medical beds continues to grow. This expansion will mark a huge milestone for CRMC and our community.”

Groundbreaking begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the hospital at 1 Medical Center Parkway.

“We are thrilled to be able to start our new 4 West and 5 West expansion to better meet the needs of patients in our community. We have not had a bed expansion in over a decade,” said Buffy Key, CEO at CRMC. “This project is expected to last two years and construction begins first of July. Cookeville Regional has an excellent construction and project management team that will work to make sure that patient care is not disrupted. However, patients and visitors may see additional foot traffic in our medical center and hear some additional noise.  Our promise is to keep providing excellent, high-quality care for our patients and their families during this exciting time of expansion, and we appreciate our community’s patience.”

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