Tuesday, November 23, 2010

News From Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Mitchell Stonecipher, RN has recently been announced as the new director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs at Cookeville Regional.  Stonecipher is a Registered Nurse who has been with Cookeville Regional for 21 years with 16 of those years being in the cardiac catheterization labs. For the past two years has Stonecipher has served as Clinical Coordinator and most recently as Interim Director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs. Stonecipher obtained his nursing degree from Western Kentucky University. The Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs are departments within the The Heart and Vascular Center at Cookeville Regional.

Meanwhile,  the Cookeville Crazy Quilter’s group recently made a donation of baby quilts to The Birthing Center at Cookeville Regional. The group donated 16 quilts in a variety of colors to be distributed to new mothers in need.

“This is a wonderful donation that we greatly appreciate,” says Lynn Walker, RN and Clinical Coordinator of The Birthing Center. “When new mothers come in to deliver, it is really nice to be able to offer them assistance with items they can take home to care for the new baby if they need it.”

Delivering close to 1,600 babies per year, The Birthing Center focuses on patient needs by providing private rooms with home-like atmospheres. Recently, the Center underwent an expansion and now offers 12 private, labor-delivery-recovery rooms and a 32 –bed well baby nursery along with a six- bed intermediate nursery for infants needing more specialized care.  Natural childbirth options are also available and a lactation consultant is available for new mothers who wish to breastfeed.  Classes are available including prenatal, childbirth and infant care.  For information about these classes, call the Education Center at Cookeville Regional at 931-783-2039. For more information about The Birthing Center, call (931) 783-2296.