Livonia, Michigan-based Trinity Health on Monday appointed Benjamin Carter as its new Chief Operating Officer.
Carter will replace Michael Slubowski, Trinity Health's president and CEO, who was promoted on July 1. Carter will start his role on Jan. 1.
In his new role, Carter will lead all health ministries and all regional CEOs will report to him. Trinity Health's chief information/innovation officer and chief experience officer will also report to Carter.
The incoming COO currently serves as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Trinity Health. He's been with the organization since 2010 and has led several merger and acquisition integrations. From 2016 to 2017, Carter led Trinity Health's East Group operations on an interim basis. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of the Detroit Medical Center.
"Ben is a bold and results-driven leader with a long and successful track record with Trinity Health and a background that includes broad experience and leadership in operations at other health systems," said Slubowski. "He is a mission-driven leader, and those who have worked closely with him—health care industry leaders, the financial community and regional boards and leaders—have very high respect for him."
Trinity Health on Monday also announced two other appointments.
Beginning January 13, Julie Washington will take over as senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer. Washington most recently served as chief marketing officer for Champion Petfoods. She served as chief marketing and innovation officer for Jamba Juice earlier in her career.
Rob Casalou, president and CEO of Trinity Health's Michigan region, will expand his role to include leading the regional health ministries for Athens and Fort Lauderdale beginning Jan. 1.
Trinity Health is one of the country's largest Catholic healthcare systems. The system includes 92 hospitals across 22 states and employs 129,000 people, including 7,500 employed physicians and other clinical staff. Its annual operating revenues exceed $19 billion, according to Modern Healthcare's financial database.