MedWest-Haywood announces new president and CEO

Press release

From MedWest

Clyde, N.C., November 19, 2012 – A senior executive with more than 25 years experience in healthcare management has been chosen as the next president and chief executive officer of MedWest-Haywood.

After a four month search, Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) selected Janie Sinacore-Jaberg, FACHE, to lead the hospital and its 650 employees. She will be at MedWest-Haywood by mid December. Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg has worked in various leadership capacities at hospitals in South Carolina, Georgia and Ohio. Most recently, she was chief operating officer at a two-hospital system in Muskogee, Okla.

“We look forward to Janie filling the role of Chief Executive Officer within the Haywood management team. Her experience in patient care and administration will give us a depth of expertise that is essential in leading the hospital at this critical time,” said Cliff Stovall, chairman of the Haywood Regional Medical Center board. “We are extremely pleased to get someone with Janie’s capabilities and experience in this role.”

“Janie will bring new enthusiasm and positive results to MedWest-Haywood,” said John Young, Regional Group Vice President for CHS. “She is a very personable, experienced leader with the ability to build consensus and bring positive change. I’d also like to thank Teresa Reynolds, Dwayne Hooks and Dr. Tyson Smith for their leadership during the search process.”

As president of MedWest-Haywood, Ms. Jaberg will be a CHS employee, reporting to Young. Before serving as COO at the Oklahoma hospital, Ms. Jaberg was chief executive officer at East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C. and COO at Trinity Hospital (formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital) in Augusta, Ga.

“I am inspired by the talent and dedication of this team and I can’t wait to work through our challenges, celebrate our successes and meet my new neighbors and friends. I am truly excited to be back in the Carolinas,” said Sinacore-Jaberg.

She began her healthcare career as a registered nurse working in the operating room. Prior to her executive roles she held patient care leadership positions including Director of Clinical Services, Director of Surgical and Critical Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer.

She has a master’s degree in business and healthcare administration from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor of science degree in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s College. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Sinacore-Jaberg is married to Clair Jaberg. She has two daughters and sons-in-law, Lauren and Chris Sigler of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Julie and Ryan Nowicki of Bloomington, Ind.

MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest-Franklin, and through the 100-member MedWest Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

About Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas HealthCare System (, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. CHS works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.


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