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Board Member Jeffrey A. Flaks Appointed 21st President and CEO of Hartford Hospital

Jeffrey A. FlaksJeffrey A. Flaks, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Hartford Hospital and executive vice president of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), has been appointed the 21st president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, effective August 1, 2011. This change places a highly-respected and experienced Hartford Hospital executive at the helm of the 157-year-old institution and represents a major milestone in the evolution of Hartford HealthCare as the region’s premier health care delivery network.

“We express our congratulations to Mr. Flaks for such an influential appointment and great accomplishment. Jeff has been a member of our Board of Visitors from the beginning; we are looking forward to deepened relations with Hartford Hospital and are appreciative of his advice and counsel about the college’s future“ said ENHP Dean Ralph O. Mueller.

Flaks moved to Hartford Hospital in 2007 from MidState Medical Center in Meriden where he served as COO from 2004 to 2007. Prior to MidState, he held leadership positions at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and the Detroit Medical Center in southeastern Michigan.