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Novant Health Announces New Leadership Structure

Novant Health announced a new leadership structure that creates new top officials for its Winston-Salem and Charlotte markets.

The new senior vice president of Novant’s greater Winston-Salem market, which includes Forsyth, Thomasville, Kernersville and Clemmons medical centers, is Dr. Stephen Motew, a vascular surgeon by training who has previously served as senior vice president of physician services for physician clinics.

In its Charlotte market, Novant has named Dr. Andy Mueller as senior vice president of the market. He has been serving as senior vice president of physician services.

Both Motew and Mueller retain their responsibilities related to physician services as well as taking on the task of overseeing strategic growth and development within their home markets.

The move elevates doctors to top positions within Novant’s administration, with the health system saying that the reorganization is necessary for “a patient care team model” the focuses on improving quality, safety, convenience and affordability.

“I believe this new operational team model will serve to accelerate our continued strong performance by helping us to achieve our full potential as a progressive, integrated health system,” said Jeff Lindsay, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Novant. “We’ve asked senior leaders to step into new roles and evolve responsibilities that will transition us to a fully integrated health care system.”

There were other organizational moves further down the ladder.

Denise Mihal, who had been serving as president of Forsyth Medical Center, Novant’s largest hospital, and president of the Winston-Salem market, becomes senior vice president of clinical operations.

In that role, Mihal will work with Novant’s nursing officers and surgical services leaders across the entire health system.

Sean Sanz, who was named chief operating officer for the Winston-Salem market last year when Mihal was named president, is now senior vice president and chief operating officer for the hospital, and serves as its top executive.

In other moves:

Michele Langford has been named senior vice president of Novant Health Acute Services and will lead the integration of the new organizational structure.
Harry Smith, previously president of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and the Charlotte market, becomes senior vice president for professional and support services for the system.
Dr. Henry Capps Jr. was named senior vice president and chief operation officer for Novant Health Medical Group.