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Flagler Health+ Appoints Carlton DeVooght President & CEO

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Flagler Health+ Appoints Carlton DeVooght President & CEO

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — March 28, 2022 — Flagler Health+ announced today the appointment of Carlton DeVooght as President & CEO of the St. Johns County-based health enterprise. Mr. DeVooght has been serving as interim President & CEO since former President & CEO Jason Barrett left the organization earlier this month. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer & General Counsel.

The Flagler Health+ Board of Directors made the decision to forgo an external CEO search and move forward with the permanent appointment during its regular board session on Thursday.

“Carlton is a trusted leader who has played an integral role in setting the organization’s strategic direction and ensuring the highest level of care is delivered to our patients and the broader community throughout his time at Flagler Health+,” stated Todd Neville, Chair of the Flagler Health+ board of directors. “In addition to Carlton’s impressive career achievements and education, he most importantly embodies the organization’s core values of quality, integrity, innovation and service. Our board is looking forward to seeing Flagler Health+ flourish even more under Carlton’s leadership.”

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. DeVooght directed enterprise-wide strategy, operations and administration functions with an emphasis on growth and partnerships.

“This is a pivotal time in Flagler Health+’s history and I am honored that the Board of Directors has placed their trust in me to lead us through it. I do not take this responsibility lightly,” stated DeVooght. “Likewise, Flagler Health+ has remained committed to meeting the needs and growing with St. Augustine and all of St. Johns county over the past 133 years. This is a trusting relationship that does not arise overnight, and one that is part of the fabric of Flagler Health+,” DeVooght added. “I am equally committed to our health enterprise goal to become the best place to work and practice medicine in Northeast Florida. In doing so, we will better serve our team members, make even greater clinical achievements, deliver more care in new places and in new ways and achieve our vision to advance the physical, social and economic health of the communities we serve.”

Mr. DeVooght joined Flagler four years ago after serving as Senior Vice President of Operations for Coastal Community Health. In that role, he oversaw operations of the regional affiliation, interactions with governmental agencies and coordinated all legal actions. Prior to joining Coastal, Mr. DeVooght served as Vice President & General Counsel for Southeast Georgia Health System. In this role he led the organization’s legal, real estate, medical staff services, compliance, risk management and government relations matters, as well as the cancer centers for the health system. He has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Mr. DeVooght also has an MBA with a certification in health care management from Brenau University where he received the Leadership Award.