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Carter Dredge is chief transformation officer for SSM Health—a large, Catholic not-for-profit health system headquartered in St. Louis, MO, that employs 40,000 people and serves communities across four states. Carter provides executive strategic leadership for SSM Health’s continued transformation from a traditional, fee-for-service system to one focused on creating value and managing the health of populations. He leads the areas of strategy, business development, innovation, advanced analytics, population health, and value-based care across the organization. Prior to joining SSM Health, Carter worked at Intermountain Healthcare, where he held numerous innovative leadership roles, including assistant vice president & administrator over Homecare Services and director of Healthcare Transformation & Population Health. Prior to working at Intermountain, Carter worked at another large health system, Catholic Health Initiatives, where he led several major payment reform initiatives. Carter is a founding board member and key business model architect of Civica RX, a recently launched, innovative not-for-profit generic drug company designed to disrupt the US generics market to ensure that essential generic drugs are available and affordable to everyone. He sits on a number of other boards, including Dean Health Plan, a large, integrated insurance company; Navitus Health Solutions, a national pharmacy benefit manager; SSM Health – Wisconsin; and SSM Rehabilitation Network. Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in business management/corporate finance from Brigham Young University and a master’s of healthcare administration from Cornell University, where he also currently serves as a lecturer in the graduate school teaching a course on innovative healthcare payment design. Carter enjoys running, rock climbing, skiing, and mountain biking, and he and his wife Rachel are the proud parents of four children. Carter is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.