Meet the Regional Medical Center of San Jose Executive Team

Michael C. Carter, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael C. Carter, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael C. Carter, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer has worked in the healthcare industry for 39 years, serving in various executive positions in hospitals, including 20 years at the CEO level. His vast experience includes work in many different types of hospitals including; for-profit, non-for-profit, health maintenance organization (HMO), municipal (district), faith based, secular, rural, urban, free-standing, corporate owned and with bed sizes ranging from 25 to over 500.

He has extensive experience working with Governing Boards and with physicians and medical groups of all sizes and enjoys working towards the mutual best interests of all members of the health care team.

Mr. Carter always emphasizes strategic planning, leadership development and extensive communication across organizational constituents.

Kenneth M. West, FACHE Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth M. West, COO

Kenneth M. West, Chief Operating Officer, joined Regional Medical Center in 2018 with more than ten years of hospital leadership experience with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).  He has a wealth of broad industry knowledge in service line development and operations. Prior to his role at Regional, Ken served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Ethics & Compliance officer at HCA’s Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity Florida. Before that he was Associate Chief Operating Officer at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, VA       

Ken earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University.

Fred Ashworth, Chief Financial Officer

Fred Ashworth, CFO

Fred Ashworth, Chief Financial Officer joined Regional Medical Center in 2016 from Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida where he served as CFO for three years. Prior to Orange Park, Fred served as the Market Chief Financial Officer for Health Management Associates and has served as CFO at healthcare facilities for more than 20 years in Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. Fred holds a BA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Alvin Haynes, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Alvin Haynes, MD

Dr. Haynes joined Regional from the Cogent Hospitalist group where he served as Medical Director since 2012, and as Vice President of Medical Management overseeing four hospitalist programs in Northern California. Dr. Haynes works closely with Regional's medical staff, executive leadership, the Board of Trustees and nursing leadership to foster growth and ensure continued excellence across all clinical services at Regional. He chairs Regional's Advanced Clinicals Committee, which guides the implementation of an expanded Electronic Health Record (EHR). A graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Haynes is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He also earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSEE) in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.