Cookeville Regional CEO Bernie Mattingly has been named one of Tennessee’s Top 25 Hospital Operators by BusinessTN magazine and is featured in the publication’s September 2009 issue. This second ever list of the state's top hospital executives spotlights facility operators from across Tennessee. With more than 30 years’ experience in health care, Mattingly has been at Cookeville Regional for more than ten years, overseeing the 247-bed facility with 1,700 employees and 140 physicians representing 36 medical specialties. Mattingly is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. BusinessTN's editor Drew Ruble gathered the list based on peer review, physician input, recognized rankings and other knowledgeable sources in specific markets.