CRMC Foundation Grant Benefits Women’s Center Patients


Cookeville, TN – The Foundation at Cookeville Regional announces a $4,000 grant from its Unrestricted Fund to the Women’s Center at Cookeville Regional to assist with upgrades for biopsy equipment.  This grant directly supports Cookeville Regional’s commitment to women’s health.  


Brenda Floeter, Secretary of the Foundation at Cookeville Regional Board, presented Cookeville Regional with the grant award highlighting the Foundation’s mission and commitment to excellence in healthcare in the Upper Cumberland.  “This past November the Foundation held a grant round with a commitment to award up to $25,000 in grants to Cookeville Regional from our Unrestricted Fund.  This fund gives our Board discretion in how we wish to support Cookeville Regional.  We were extremely pleased that Cookeville Regional’s Women Center submitted a proposal to help them upgrade their biopsy table.  Our grant for this upgrade represents a joint funding effort between the Foundation, Cookeville Regional, and a new Women’s Center Fund being established at the Foundation.”


Stephanie Jennings Director of the Women’s Center, shares on how the grant money benefits their department, “Cookeville Regional’s Women Center at Outpatient Imaging Center sees 8,500 patients a year. We are constantly striving to provide the best care possible.  The new stereotactic biopsy table will improve the otherwise very uncomfortable procedure. Our patients comfort is our top priority. The upgrade will not only be more comfortable but we will also be able to have access to difficult chest wall lesions like never before and that could potentially save unnecessary trips to surgery. Our staff is excited about the upgrade because it will help us better serve our patients.”


Paul Korth, Interim CEO/CFO at Cookeville Regional, added, “We are very excited to be working with the Foundation to identify and partner with projects and programs benefiting our patients. The Women’s Center is an important part of Cookeville Regional because it offers women comprehensive services that are close to home for the early detection of breast cancer. Women do not have to travel far to receive quality and compassionate care because of the staff and state-of-the-art technology we offer right here at  our medical center. Cookeville Regional’s excellence in healthcare services will be greatly enhanced because of the generosity of the people, businesses and organizations who give to the Foundation.  We couldn’t be more grateful to our partners in health. “


The Foundation at Cookeville Regional is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.  As an independent affiliate of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, the Foundation’s mission is to generate contributions to assist Cookeville Regional in fulfilling its mission to provide quality healthcare to our community.  Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Our federal taxpayer identification number is 20-1550666.



Stephanie Jennings Director of the Women’s Center        

Stephanie Miller, Vice President of Ancillary Services

Paul Korth, Chief Financial Officer/Interim Chief Executive Office at Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Brenda Floeter, Secretary, Foundation at Cookeville Regional

Ritchie Houge, Executive Director, Foundation at Cookeville Regional