, No. 2 at Novant
, steps down
Greg Beier, the No. 2 executive at Novant Health Inc., has quietly stepped down as its president of health operations.
Beier was with Novant for more than 30 years, including serving as president and chief executive of Forsyth Medical Center, president of Novant's Triad region and Novant's president of acute-care services.
Novant spokeswoman Kati Everett said Friday that Beier left Novant at the end of April.
could not be reached for comment.
played a prominent role in the formation of Novant
in the 1990s.
He served in a high-profile role in Novant gaining state regulatory approval to build a community hospital in Clemmons and Kernersville.
was also a key negotiator in Novant's agreement with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
that ended the systems' legal battle over the planned Clemmons and Advance hospitals.
received $659,000 in salary - a 15 percent raise - for fiscal 2010, but his
total compensation was down 8 percent to $1.48 million.
has said it will not release executive-compensation numbers for fiscal 2011 until November.
Beier also served as president of the N.C. Hospital Association.
"Greg has been a tremendous community leader, and I have enjoyed working with him on various boards and on programs that have greatly benefited the community," Mayor Allen Joines said.