In this white paper, Dr. Ken Colaric, Emergency Department Medical Director, responds to questions about the factors currently contributing to hospitals’ long patient waiting times and high LWBS rates and the solution that resulted in dramatic changes for the facility. 

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC), located in Cookeville, Tennessee, sees approximately 52,000 patients annually in its Emergency Department. The facility partnered with American Physician Partners (APP) for ED management services in 2017 and added Hospital Medicine and Intensive Care in 2019 after recognizing the value APP brought to the hospital’s ED. A city-owned hospital, CRMC is the only hospital serving the residents of the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. 

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