Jeffrey Flaks

Jeff Flaks 
President & Chief Executive Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Jeffrey A. Flaks is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), Connecticut’s only truly integrated healthcare system, with 30,000 employees and nearly 350 access points across (and beyond) Connecticut.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Flaks served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HHC and, earlier, as president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center and largest teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Before being named CEO, Mr. Flaks served as Hartford Hospital’s COO. Previously, Mr. Flaks was COO at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn., Earlier, he held leadership roles in health systems in New York and Detroit.

Mr. Flaks is a proud Connecticut native who is passionate about the culture of the organization. He feels strongly that business leaders must lead by example, and has made a commitment to creating an organization that values its employees and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Mr. Flaks has received numerous honors over his career, including selection by Modern
Healthcare as one of the top 12 industry leaders in the nation and being named one of the 50 most influential people in Connecticut by Hartford Magazine. He was honored as a Crain’s New York Business “New York’s Rising Stars: 40 under 40” and has received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regents Award for outstanding leadership.

Mr. Flaks was elected to and served on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Among his many governance appointments, Mr. Flaks is a director of the Connecticut Science Center; Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.; and the Connecticut Hospital Association. He is a member of The George Washington University School of Public Health Dean’s Council, the university’s President’s Advisory Council and numerous professional associations.

Mr. Flaks is widely published and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a master’s degree in health services administration and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College.


Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s only truly integrated healthcare system. With 30,000 employees and $4.3 billion in operating revenue, the system offers the full continuum of care with seven 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.