Elliot Joseph

Elliot Joseph 

Chief Executive Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Elliot Joseph, Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare, has championed the transformation of healthcare delivery to create efficient, high-quality, regional health networks. Throughout his career, Mr. Joseph has focused on reshaping healthcare organizations through the building of regional integrated delivery systems and creating and sustaining organizational cultures that reward innovation, accountability and engagement in service to patients and families.

Prior to his arrival in Hartford, Mr. Joseph was president and CEO of St. John Health (SJH), a $1.8-billion southeast Michigan health care system. While there, he saw two SJH hospitals named to the top 15 of Thomson Reuters’ (formerly Solucient’s) Top 100 Major Teaching Hospitals in the U.S. SJH also was named one of Verispan’s Top 100 Health Care Systems, and one of AARP’s Top 50 Employers.

Mr. Joseph is chairman of Hartford HealthCare Indemnity Services LTD and is a member of the Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees for which he chairs the Finance Committee. He also is a member of the Greater New York Hospital Association Board of Governors. He serves as the American Hospital Association State alternate delegate and is a member of Regional Policy Board 1. Other board memberships include the Metro Hartford Alliance and Hartford’s Bushnell Performing Arts Center. He recently was named “130 Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of Hartford’s “50 Most Influential People.” He hosts a monthly radio show, “HealthCare Matters,” which focuses on the transformation of the American health care industry.

Mr. Joseph earned a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is an alumnus of the Wharton CEO Program for Healthcare Leadership. He is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow.


Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s only truly integrated healthcare system. With nearly 20,000 employees and $3.1 billion in operating revenue, the system offers the full continuum of care with six acute-care hospitals, the state’s longest-running air-ambulance service, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a large physician group and clinical integration organization, skilled-nursing and home health services, and a comprehensive range of services for seniors, including senior-living facilities.