New CAO/CNO named at Cumberland River Hospital

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has named Patsy Marinich, RN, the new Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) in Celina. CRH’s former CAO Patricia Strong has decided to accept another position with Cookeville Regional Medical Group where she will be involved with physician practice management.

Patsy Marinich

“Patricia has been with CRH for more than 23 years, and for the past three years, she has successfully served as CAO,” said Scott Williams, CRMC Chief Operating Officer. “We appreciate her leadership at CRH and are glad that she is staying within our Cookeville Regional family. I look forward to working with Patsy as she takes on more responsibility as CAO. She has the experience necessary to take Patricia’s place, and I have no doubt that she will be as strong a leader as Patricia.”  

Since 2007, Marinich has served as CNO at CRH where she has managed all aspects of nursing services and maintaining clinical and patient care standards. In her new role, she will continue to serve in that role as well as serve as the CAO to oversee all hospital operations.

A registered nurse, Marinich has spent 23 years at CRH. She moved to Celina in 1995 and began work at CRH as a unit secretary. She then began her journey to become a licensed practical nurse through the Tennessee Technology Center in Livingston, and later, a registered nurse. She received her associate’s degree in nursing science from the University of the State of New York in Albany, New York. 

Over the years, Marinich has worked not only at CRH, but also at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, OH, and Livingston Regional Hospital. She has held several key leadership positions over her career including RN supervisor and assistant director of nursing at CRH and ICU charge nurse at Livingston Regional.

“I have been afforded the opportunities to advance at each facility in areas of nursing and management, and I have learned a great deal,” said Marinich. “I appreciate the vote of confidence as I step into this new role and look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated staff associated with CRH and CRMC.” 

Marinich will begin as CAO on Monday, June 4.

A subsidiary of Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cumberland River Hospital has been serving its community since 1965 and provides emergency and acute care services as a 33-bed critical access hospital. Cumberland River provides geriatric psychiatric care that includes an 8-bed inpatient unit offering emotional and behavioral health services for older adults.

The hospital also houses a skilled nursing program to facilitate skilled rehabilitation care following illness or injury. Outpatient services include diagnostic medical imaging (x-ray and computerized tomography), diagnostic laboratory services, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

Serving the area since 1950, CRMC is a progressive 247-bed regional referral center serving more than 350,000 residents in the UC. With over 190 physicians in 40 different medical and surgical specialties, CRMC offers patients here the same kind of care that they could expect in a larger metropolitan area including specialty care such as cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, pulmonology, cancer treatment, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation and neurosurgery.

The medical center’s Rehabilitation Center is located within a block of the hospital and includes both outpatient services and a 20-bed inpatient unit. CRMC also houses a 32-bed behavioral health hospital owned and operated by Ten Broeck Tennessee. 

CRMChas been named one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review two years in a row. Most recently, the medical center was named one of the 2017 50 top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytic.

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