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October 10, 2022 / 2022 Power 25 Health Care

2022 Power 25 Health Care: Montez Carter & Thomas Burke

Contributed Montez Carter

There’s a new leader at Trinity Health of New England, parent company to Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

Montez Carter took over the CEO role Oct. 3, replacing Reginald Eadie who held the position since 2018.

Carter — who began his career as a pharmacist — most recently served as president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System, based in Athens, Georgia, which means he is new to the Connecticut market.

He’s taking over a health system that is trying to compete with the larger Hartford HealthCare and Yale New Haven Health systems. In fiscal 2021, Trinity Health of New England reported $1.6 billion in operating revenue and an operating surplus of $34.7 million, according to the Office of Health Strategy.

Carter earned his doctoral degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from the University of Alabama. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several boards, including the American Hospital Association.

Burke was named interim president of St. Francis in May 2020, at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

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Thomas Burke.

After a national search, he was named permanent president by that November.

The onset of the pandemic prompted St. Francis and Trinity to invest aggressively in telehealth, transforming its care model and committing to hiring “virtualists” to treat patients online. Upgrading physical facilities has also been a focus, with St. Francis opening a new $26.5 million outpatient orthopedic and spine surgery center on its Hartford campus and an ambulatory care center in Rocky Hill.

Burke will also be overseeing a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campus improvement plan in the years ahead.

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