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The UNC Board of Governors named Dr. A. Wesley Burks as chief executive of UNC Health Care, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Burks, who assumes all three positions on Jan. 15, succeeds Dr. Bill Roper, who announced his retirement in May and was appointed in October to serve as interim president of the UNC system.

Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville and Chapel Hill-based UNC Health Care have announced that they are finalizing a management agreement that will begin in January.

J. Gene Faile will retire as president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro on Jan. 31 and will be replaced in that position by Chad Brown, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run. Brown will be president of both Wilkes and Davie medical centers, stated a press release issued by Winston-Salem-based Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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