Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The American Hospital Association has awarded Bernie Mattingly, chief executive officer at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, with its Grassroots Champion Award. Mattingly is being recognized for what is described as his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission. The award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s role in the community, and who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital. The award is presented annually to one individual from each state.