Livonia, Mich. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
CHE Trinity Health today announced a key strategic appointment to its executive leadership team, naming Benjamin R. Carter executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer.
Carter's appointment follows a national search for an executive to lead the financial operations of one of the largest Catholic health systems in the nation. With 25 years of healthcare finance experience, he has most recently served as executive vice president, finance since CHE Trinity Health was formed in May 2013.
"The role of the chief financial officer is critical in advancing our mission to provide outstanding care to people during this time of health reform and changing reimbursement models," said Richard J. Gilfillan, MD, president and chief executive officer of CHE Trinity Health. "After talking with top candidates from across the country, Ben stands out as a proven leader who will help our team meet the current challenges of healthcare finance and implement innovative financial strategies to allow us to deliver better health, better care and better value to the communities we serve."
As CHE Trinity Health’s CFO, Carter will lead enterprise-wide financial management and reporting, strategic financial and capital planning, budget development, revenue cycle management and strategic payer alliances. His responsibilities also include oversight of treasury services, insurance and risk management, debt management and investor relations.
"Ben is a trusted financial leader across our organization, with investors and within the healthcare financial community," said Dr. Gilfillan. "His keen ability to strategically manage and forecast will play an integral role in continuing the financial strength of CHE Trinity Health and our ability to serve the health needs of people across the nation."
Carter joined Trinity Health in 2010 from the Detroit Medical Center where he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to leading DMC operations, Carter spent nearly 20 years in executive-level positions at Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Mich.
He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he graduated magna cum laude with an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a certified public accountant and a
Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
ABOUT CHE TRINITY HEALTH
CHE Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 86 hospitals, 109 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. The organization was formed in May 2013, when Trinity Health and Catholic Health East closed their consolidation to strengthen their shared mission, increase excellence in care and advance transformative efforts with their unified voice. With annual operating revenues of about $13.3 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion, the new organization returns almost $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. CHE Trinity Health employs more than 87,000 people, including 3,200 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, CHE Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit either http://www.trinity-health.org, http://www.che.org or http://www.newhealthministry.org.