Day 3: CEOs argue, spur fight over WakeMed and Rex
2003Bill Atkinson becomes CEO of WakeMed.
2004Bill Roper becomes CEO of UNC Health Care.
2010June 15: Rex applies for a heart tower, signaling its efforts to compete for cardiology.
September: Wake Heart cardiologists strike a deal to affiliate with Rex and UNC Health Care.
Oct. 22: The WakeMed board first discusses the possibility of buying Rex.
Dec. 21: WakeMed and Rex board leaders meet to discuss hard feelings. Atkinson and Roper exchange words.
2011March 12: Roper invites Atkinson to meet to discuss their differences.
April 5: Roper and Atkinson meet again.