The press release below was issued this morning by Cookeville Regional Medical Center:
"After twelve dedicated years of service to Cookeville Regional Medical Center and the community, CEO Bernie Mattingly has advised the Board of his intent to retire effective May 1, 2011. The Board is grateful for the many dedicated years of service Mr. Mattingly has provided and all of the accomplishments that were achieved during his tenure.
Mr. Mattingly and the Board of Trustees anticipated that this day would come and began succession planning over a year ago. Menachem Langer, M.D. MBA was recruited as COO last summer and started working at CRMC in October of 2010. Dr. Langer has served as interim CEO during Mr. Mattingly's recent leave of absence. The Board has unanimously appointed Dr. Langer as the new CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center effective May 1, 2011."
The announcement of Mattingly's retirement comes just a couple of months after he requested and received a personal leave of absence to deal with some health issues.