Dr. 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.
Mary Parker, NP-C
Mary is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She has been employed at Asheville Specialty Hospital since January 2014. She received her BSN from East Tennessee State University in 2005 and earned her MSN from East Tennessee State University in 2009. She has experience in hospitalist and emergency medicine. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was employed as a critical care nurse with Mission Hospitals. She is AANP certified and is a member of several national organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau. In her time-off, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, running, biking, and high intensity interval training.