Philip Greene, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Philip Greene is the chief executive officer of Frye Regional Medical Center. Dr. Greene served as the chief medical officer of Frye Regional prior to him stepping into the role of CEO in November 2022. During his time as CMO, Dr. Greene oversaw quality management, physician development and medical staff guidance for the hospital and its affiliated physician network. He is also the chief medical officer at Duke LifePoint’s Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton, NC.
Dr. Greene has over two decades of clinical and administrative experience. Dr. Greene earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University. He also completed an internship and residency at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Greene is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate care for patients in the community by supporting Frye Regional’s health care professionals. Through his leadership as chief medical officer, Dr. Greene ensures that those goals are met. He has served as director of hospitalist medicine, director of critical care medicine, and director of hospice and palliative care at health systems in Ohio and North Carolina. Most recently he served as chief of staff at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
Dr. Greene has been married to his wife, Renee, for 29 years. They have two children, Gabriella, 20, and Ethan, 18.
Cheryl Jacobs, DNP, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
Cheryl Jacobs, DNP, RN, CENP, is the chief nursing officer of Frye Regional Medical Center. Since stepping into this role in September 2021, she has overseen nursing care within the hospital and at its affiliated facilities to ensure consistency in the nursing practice standards. Dr. Jacobs leads a team of nearly 400 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants across a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services at Frye Regional.
Dr. Jacobs received her doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She also earned a master’s degree in nursing leadership, finance and administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She also holds a certificate in Executive Nursing Leadership. Dr. Jacobs has over 25 years of experience in various specialty fields including emergency services and cardiovascular critical care. Because of her clinical and leadership experiences, Dr. Jacobs knows that being a nurse is a demanding and important job. Dr. Jacobs leads her nursing team with knowledge, compassion and empathy. In addition to bedside nursing care, over her career Dr. Jacobs has served as director of multiple ICUs including trauma and neuroscience services. She served our veterans at VA Medical Center as well as HCA and Tenet. She most recently she served as CNO at Bayfront Health Spring Hill in Florida’s Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area.
Dr. Jacobs and her husband Rick have four children and six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys paddleboarding, zip-lining, kayaking and refinishing wood furniture.
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Seagroves is the chief financial officer of Frye Regional Medical Center. Since stepping into this role in November 2019, Matthew has overseen the financial functions of Frye Regional Medical Center, including the direction of accounting and finance, patient accounting and access, as well as the development and management of annual facility budgets and business plans.
Matthew received his Master of Health Services Administration from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. He also has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University. Matthew has over 20 years of health care experience. Before joining the team at Frye Regional, he was the chief financial officer of Duke LifePoint’s Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital in Sylva, NC and Bryson City, NC. Matthew’s experience as a patient registrar early in his professional career led to his focus on improving patient experience. While Matthew has ensured that Frye Regional consistently exceeds financial goals and yearly plans, he has also helped Frye Regional move from a decentralized departmental-based scheduling to a centralized scheduling and pre-registration department. This change has improved physician and patient satisfaction, increased patient throughput and decreased wait times.
Matthew and his wife Marissa have two children, Ella, 3, and Jettson who is 8 months old. They also have two goldendoodles and a rescue dog.