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CEO of Wayne UNC Health Care to speak at University of Mount Olive graduation

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Published in News on May 1, 2017 9:57 AM

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Janie Jaberg

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Rev. Ronnie Hobgood

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will graduate approximately 375 students on Saturday, May 6, during its 2 p.m. commencement exercises in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena.

Janie Jaberg, president and CEO of Wayne UNC Health Care, will be the commencement speaker.

A baccalaureate service will be held at 11 a.m. in Southern Bank Auditorium with the Rev. Ronnie Hobgood as the speaker.

Mrs. Jaberg began her career as a registered nurse in the operating room and advanced to administrative positions during the course of her career.

Prior to her current position at Wayne, she was vice president of regional operations at Carolinas HealthCare System, working with approximately 25 hospitals.

Before that, Mrs. Jaberg was CEO of Medwest Health System/Haywood in Waynesville, one of three campuses within its system managed by Carolinas HealthCare.

She also held the position of system chief operating officer at Muskogee Regional Medical Center (now EASTAR Health System). She was responsible for all hospital operations and seven system-owned physician clinics.

From 2008 through mid-2011, Mrs. Jaberg was CEO at East Cooper Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Under her leadership, the hospital had the highest patient satisfaction scores within the Tenet group in both 2009 and 2010 and received six Gold Seals of Quality from The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest independent, nonprofit accrediting organization. While CEO, she oversaw construction of a new hospital.

Other positions Mrs. Jaberg has held are CNO, COO, CEO at Community Health System/Triad; COO at Trinity Hospital of Augusta, Georgia; CEO at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio; and CNO, COO and CEO of Doctors Hospital of Stark County, also in Massillon, Ohio.

Mrs. Jaberg earned a bachelor's degree in health care administration from St. Joseph's College and a master's degree in business and health care administration at Central Michigan University.

She earned her nursing degree at Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing, Akron City Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and was the recipient of the organization's "Early Career Healthcare Executive" Regent's Award in 2002.

Mrs. Jaberg and her husband, Clair, enjoy traveling and spending time with family. She has two married daughters. Lauren and her husband, Chris, live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Julie and her husband, Ryan, live in Olmstead Falls, Ohio. Each has one child, and a third grandchild is on its way.

Hobgood and his wife, Mitzi, returned to LaGrange First Free Will Baptist to pastor in June of 2007. Hobgood also served as pastor of the church from 1982 to 1988.

Hobgood, a native of Farmville, graduated from Mount Olive College, N.C. Wesleyan College and obtained his master of arts in Christian education at Campbell University Divinity School in 2013.

He has served the Original Free Will Baptist denomination in several capacities over the years and was elected president of the Original Free Will Baptist Convention in 2016.

The Hobgoods have two grown children, Jessica Moss, and her husband Alan, who live in Lillington, and Josh Hobgood and his wife, Sara, who reside near Goldsboro. They have one granddaughter, Emma Moss.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values.

The university, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.

For more information, visit www.umo.edu.