Flagler Health+ appoints DeVooght president and CEO


On Monday, March 28, Flagler Health+ announced the appointment of Carlton DeVooght as president and CEO of the St. Johns County-based health enterprise.

DeVooght has been serving as interim president and CEO since former President and CEO Jason Barrett left the organization earlier this month. DeVooght previously served as senior executive vice president, chief administration officer and 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, March 24.

“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, 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,” stated DeVooght.

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, DeVooght served as vice president and 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. He also has an MBA with a certification in health care management from Brenau University, where he received the Leadership Award.