By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Authority (CRMCA) and the city of Cookeville received two proposals by the April 22 deadline for Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina. Both proposals involved the participation of local professionals, but no further details have been divulged. CRMCA is currently evaluating the proposals and hopes to have a decision in the near future.
Proposals were received from Celina Healthcare, LLC of Clinton, Tennessee and The Osborn Group of West Chester, Ohio.
CRH ceased operations on March 1. The Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close the hospital during its regularly held meeting on Jan. 24, 2019 after several years of operating the facility at a loss.
On April 7 Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) made one last attempt to sell Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) to an entity that will reopen it by publishing a request for proposals in the legal section of the Herald-Citizen. The Request stated that if no appropriate offers are received, the property and equipment will be sold as surplus.