||Benjamin R. Carter, CPA, FHFMA
Ben Carter is Interim Executive Vice President, East Group at Trinity. He provides executive leadership and direction for the operations of all east group ministry organizations to ensure safe, high quality health care delivery and services that meet each community's needs. He forges strong relationships with physicians and associates at every level. He addresses concerns with compassion and knowledge to help achieve positive outcomes to complex issues.
Carter recognizes and appreciates the diversity of challenges in each market Trinity Health serves. As health care enters a new age of reform, he is focusing his efforts on improving performance, patient safety and growth initiatives.
Carter has been the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Trinity Health for the past 7 years, and has extensive knowledge of the organization leading all aspects of the Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Revenue Excellence and Payer Strategies system wide.
Prior to joining Trinity Health, Carter served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Detroit Medical Center, where he was responsible for the operations of the regional system’s eight hospitals and related outpatient facilities. During his tenure there, Carter was instrumental in the DMC’s financial turnaround, which resulted in six consecutive years of profitability. He led key growth, cost reduction and profit initiatives in multiple service lines. Prior to leading DMC operations, Carter spent nearly 17 years in executive-level positions at Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, MI. He started his career at Plante Moran in Southfield, MI., where he worked for eight years.
Carter has served on several boards including Care Tech Solutions, Inc., DMC Care Express, the Invest Michigan Advisory Board and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Carter is an alumnus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he graduated magna cum laude with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in business administration.