Carl S. Armato

President and Chief Executive Officer

Carl Armato, Novant Health President and CEOAs president and CEO of Novant Health, Carl Armato leads our thriving integrated healthcare system of physician clinics, outpatient centers, and hospitals across two states, generating over $7.5 billion in revenue and employing a dedicated workforce of more than 37,000 team members.

Recognized as one of the safest healthcare systems in the U.S. by The Leapfrog Group, Armato transformed Novant Health into one of the top integrated healthcare delivery networks in the country. While delivering an unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Armato led the $5.3B acquisition of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, establishing a third major operational hub in N.C.

Embracing a people-centric approach, Armato has fostered an inclusive and supportive corporate culture that prioritizes the diverse needs of its employees. This commitment to inclusivity led to Novant Health being honored on Forbes' esteemed 2021 America's Best Employers for Diversity list.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of Vizient, the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the U.S., he holds board positions on the American Heart Association's Southeast chapter, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Charlotte Chapter Advisory Council, and the Healthcare Institute.

He has been recognized as the Most Admired CEO by both the Charlotte Business Journal and the Triad Business Journal. Author of “A Future with Hope: An Inspiring Guide to Overcoming Diabetes,” he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Diabetes Association, Charlotte Chapter.

Armato holds a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.