Janie Jaberg, President and CEO of Wayne UNC Health Care, has announced her plan to retire later this year. Jaberg joined Wayne UNC Health Care in November 2016. During her tenure at Wayne, she led the organization through a period of growth and advancement which included Chest Pain Center accreditation by the ACC, patient satisfaction improvement of 20% on the HCAHPS facility rating, recruitment of 43 new providers, an A rating in the Leapfrog Safety survey for 3 consecutive periods, implementing Mobile Integrated Health for community paramedicine services, and opening the new surgery center. She also has been dedicated to caring for Wayne County through the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the safety of team members and providers.
In addition to her service at Wayne UNC, Janie has been extremely active within our community, having served as a Board Member for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success and the Wayne Community College Foundation, to name just a few. She was also a strong advocate and supporter for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, serving on the Military Affairs Committee.
“The board would like to thank Janie for her leadership and many accomplishments for our hospital,” said Board Chair Ken Gerrard. “She joined the organization at a time of transition, leading us through development of our strategic plan, integration with UNC Health and installing a leadership team committed to quality improvement, operational excellence and growth. Janie helped bring Wayne UNC closer to our community through relationships she built both inside and outside the hospital. Her passion for putting patients and team members first created a culture shift and momentum that will carry us forward well into the future. We wish her the very best in retirement.”
“UNC Health is grateful for Janie’s leadership at Wayne UNC Health,” said UNC Health Statewide President Chris Ellington. “We will work with the board soon to go through a process for identifying a successor; but in the meantime, I hope everyone will join me in sharing our appreciation for Janie’s service to our hospital and community.”
Upon retirement, Jaberg is looking forward to spending additional time with her husband, daughters and their families in South Carolina and Ohio.