F. Nicolas Jacobs, FACHE
F. Nicholas (Nick) Jacobs, FACHE along with Dr. Craig Shriver was a co-founder of the Windber Research Institute, now The Chan Soon-Shiong Windber Institute for Molecular Medicine, and is the founder of the Clinical and Translational Genome Research Institute. He has also been the President and founder of several other organizations including: The Conemaugh Heath Foundation, Mercy Healthcare Foundation, the Laurel Highlands Educational Foundation, and a co-founder and officer of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Nick was the CEO of Windber Medical Center, Laurel Highlands Tourism, and Laurel Arts. He served in senior leadership roles for Mercy Medical Center and the Conemaugh Health System, now Duke-Lifepoint and is currently an officer on the board of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium.
Last year, he completed Integrative Medical Centers at the Atlantic Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. Nick’s currently working in Integrative Medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, in Pharmacogenomics with health systems in Southwest Florida, and is consulting for the Department of Defense’s Clinical Breast Care Project in pharmacogenomics and breast cancer research.
He holds Masters Degrees in both Education and Public Management Administration/Health Systems Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University, has completed his certification in Health Systems Management from Harvard University, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nick has written two books and is a regular contributor to several blogs and newspapers. He is a partner-owner in SunStone Management Resources and is a speaker both nationally and internationally.