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Cookeville hospital won't charge patients hurt by EF-4 tornado

The hospital said it waiving all out-of-pocket medical fees for tornado victims.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center announced it will be waiving any out-of-pocket medical fees for tornado victims.

More than 80 people were hurt in after an EF-4 tornado struck.

Those who went to the Cookeville hospital will not have to pay out-of-pocket for their hospital visit. The hospital said it took patients' insurance, and any internal costs for treatment not covered will be waived. 

Eighteen people lost their lives when a tornado swept through Putnam County early in the morning on Tuesday, March 3.

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