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  Julie DikosJulie Dikos, MSN, RN

Chief Executive Officer

Julie has been with Asheville Specialty Hospital since July 2016. Julie has a distinguished 27 year nursing career with particular expertise in clinical operations and nursing management. She received her BSN from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and her MSN from Duke University school of Nursing. During her career, she has served in multiple leadership roles, each with ever increasing levels of responsibility. Most recently, Julie was the Director of Critical Care Service Lines with Mission Health. As CEO Julie participates in various health system oversight committees including the Post-Acute Care Leadership team. Julie serves as a member of the Asheville Specialty Medical Executive Committee and is Secretary of the Asheville Specialty Board of Trustees. She lives in WNC with her husband and they enjoy traveling to visit family.

Gregg DixonGregg Dixon
Chief Financial Officer

Gregg has served as Chief Financial Officer for Asheville Specialty Hospital since June 2011. In this role, he is directly responsible for all financial matters for the hospital. Gregg has more than 20 years of financial management experience, encompassing a steady progression of increasing responsibilities and accomplishments. He most recently served as senior vice president of finance for a health care system in New York City for five years. He has also served in several financial leadership roles in Atlanta, Georgia, including CFO for a 120-bed hospital, CFO for the Georgia Medicaid Program and State Health Benefit Plan, and corporate controller and director of internal audit for a large home health agency. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor of administration in accounting. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He serves on a number of boards for local community organizations. He and his wife Terri live in Asheville.

Ronnie Jacobs, MDDr. Ronnie Jacobs, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ronnie Jacobs, MD joined Asheville Specialty Hospital as Medical Director in 2012, becoming Chief Medical Officer in 2016. Dr. Jacob’s earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from UNC Pembroke and his Doctorate in Medicine from UNC Chapel Hill. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital where he received the Best 3rd year Resident Award. Dr. Jacobs was in private practice at Alamance Internal Medicine, Burlington, NC. He then served as Chief Medical Officer for Prime Doc Physician Company where he developed and managed fourteen Hospitalist Programs. In 2007 he served as Cogent Hospitalist Management Group’s Regional Chief Medical Officer successfully developing and managing twenty-five Hospitalist Teams over the Eastern and Southern United States. Dr. Jacob’s is boarded with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys hunting and fishing.