Jackson named Harnett Health interim president


FAYETTEVILLE – Kevin Jackson has been named interim President of Harnett Health, effective Thursday, Oct. 15. He is replacing outgoing president, Dan Weatherly, who has accepted a state-level position. His last day will be Oct. 15.

Jackson currently serves as Vice President of Post Acute Services at Cape Fear Valley Health. He is responsible for operations at: Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, a 112-bed long-term acute care hospital; Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, a 78-bed physical rehabilitation hospital; and Behavioral Health Care, a 32-bed psychiatric hospital.

The Fayetteville-native also served as Interim President of Bladen Healthcare, Vice President of Surgical and Emergency Services, Vice President of Support Services and Director of Management Engineering. He joined Cape Fear Valley Health in 1988.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2011. Jackson received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Campbell University in 1992. He received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1983.

Cape Fear Valley Health is managing Harnett Health, including its two hospitals: Betsy Johnson Hospital, a 101-bed acute care hospital in Dunn and Central Harnett Hospital, a 50-bed acute care hospital in Lillington.

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