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February 20, 2023 / 2023 Power 50

2023 Power 50: 11. Montez Carter

HBJ PHOTO | STEVE LASCHEVER Montez Carter is the new CEO of Trinity Health Of New England, parent company to several Connecticut hospitals, including St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Montez Carter took over as Trinity Health Of New England’s president and CEO on Oct. 3. He oversees the third-largest health system in Connecticut behind Yale New Haven Health and Hartford HealthCare.

Trinity Health’s Connecticut portfolio includes St. Francis and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation hospitals in Hartford, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, along with Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. 

Trinity Health’s Connecticut operations reported $1.6 billion in operating revenue and an operating surplus of $34.7 million in fiscal 2021, down from a $65.9-million surplus a year earlier, according to financial data from the Office of Health Strategy.

Carter said one of his top priorities is for Trinity Health Of New England to continue to evolve to meet the community’s needs.

“That can happen in different ways,” Carter told the Hartford Business Journal in December. “Some of that could be through expansion. Some of that can be through acquisitions. Some of that could be through partnerships with other existing providers. So, I think that all of those options are available to us.”

Carter has worked for Michigan-based parent company Trinity Health for more than a decade, most recently as president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Georgia, which includes three hospitals, a medical group, a home healthcare/hospice agency, outpatient facilities and a retirement community.

Carter began his career as a pharmacist, then moved into a leadership role as vice president of operations at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia. He later became president of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Georgia, and St. Mary’s in Athens.

He was chosen as Trinity Health Of New England’s president and CEO after a national search that included about 50 internal and external candidates.

Carter, a sports fan and collector of vintage sports memorabilia, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on several boards, including the American Hospital Association.

He received his MBA from the University of Alabama and his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi.

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