CEO Janie Sinacore-Jaberg: Striving to Meet Community Need at MedWest-Haywood

Janie Sinacore-Jaberg, FACHE, has served as president and CEO of MedWest-Haywood Hospital in Clyde, N.C., since December 2012.

Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg has more than 25 years of healthcare management experience. Prior to joining MedWest-Haywood Hospital, she served as COO of Muskogee (Okla.) Regional Medical Health System. Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg started her healthcare career as a registered nurse working in the operating room.Sinacore

It can be difficult for new hospital CEOs to get to know the community surrounding their organization and what their needs are, but Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg took a head-on approach to that problem: community focus groups. "The purpose of the community groups is to create a focused environment designed to capture current perceptions of our hospital from those who live here," she explained in a news release. "We need to hear directly from those we serve and those we hope to serve."

The focus groups give Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg and the rest of the hospital's executive team insight on whether or not the hospital is meeting the community's needs, which is one of Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg's main priorities as a CEO. "If you don't do that, you don't have any business running a hospital," she told the Smokey Mountain News.

Ms. Sinacore-Jaberg holds a master's degree in business and healthcare administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

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