Ben Carter


Trinity Health

Ben Carter is Trinity Health’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He has extensive knowledge of the organization having led all aspects of the Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Revenue Excellence and Payer Strategies areas across the System. Additionally, he maintains operational responsibilities for several ministries and has ongoing responsibility for integrating new ministries into the System.

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.

Throughout his career, Carter has served on many internal and external boards including Care Tech Solutions, Inc., DMC Care Express, the Invest Michigan Advisory Board, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit and recently was appointed co-chair Governor Rick Snyder’s task force on Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government. 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.


Why Empathy Matters: Developing the Business Case

Presented by Ben Carter, Lauran Hardin RN, Patrick Courneya MD in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 9:50 AM on Wednesday, October 10th.

There is a large body of research that strongly suggests that not only is high-quality advanced care delivery important for supporting patient health, these programs actually reduce costs and offer compelling business opportunities. Learn more about the impact of high-quality care on a business’ bottom line and strategic growth.