Jeffrey Flaks

LinkedInPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Hartford HealthCare

Jeffrey A. Flaks is one of healthcare’s most progressive leaders, transforming care delivery over the course of nearly three decades. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare he leads a $5.4 billion enterprise caring for more than 1.7 million patients and customers- with a clear focus on transforming health care to ensure every patient received the highest level of care that is more accessible, more equitable and more affordable.

Hartford HealthCare’s network is an integrated ecosystem across more than 400 locations, unified by its innovative Access Center and singular, electronic health record and imaging system. Hartford HealthCare is a vital contributor to Connecticut’s community and the economy as the second largest private employer in the state, with 35,000 colleagues including 4,000 providers on its medical staff.

A bold and visionary leader, Mr. Flaks championed the Institute model at Hartford HealthCare, which offers the highest standards of integrated care across six clinical areas. Through this model, Hartford HealthCare’s Cancer Institute became the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, extending access to world-renowned cancer research in Connecticut. The Heart & Vascular Institute is consistently recognized as one of the best programs in the nation, bringing the life-saving gift of heart transplant to more patients than any other organization across New England.

The award-winning Bone & Joint Institute and Connecticut Orthopaedic Institutes helped Hartford HealthCare usher in a new era for musculoskeletal care in New England, providing access to sub-specialty orthopedic expertise and innovative sports rehabilitation and analysis programs. Mr. Flaks began his tenure at Hartford HealthCare in 2004. He is a proud Connecticut native who is passionate about the culture of the organization. He believes business leaders must lead by example and has made a commitment to creating an organization that values its colleagues and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and was honored by the National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives for his leadership. Mr. Flaks was appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Health System’s Council, providing leadership in advocacy and public policy issues nationally and regionally. In addition, he served as co-chair of the Connecticut Governor’s COVID-19 Health System Response Team and has been appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Council. Mr. Flaks was elected to and served on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University and received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Alumni Service Awards.

Mr. Flaks has been recognized widely within the community and the healthcare industry, receiving numerous honors throughout his career. Mr. Flaks is widely published and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Trinity College and Eastern Connecticut State University for his leadership. Flaks earned a master’s degree in health services administration at The George Washington University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College.

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About Hartford HealthCare
With more than 41,000 colleagues, Hartford HealthCare’s unified culture enhances access, affordability, equity and excellence. Its care-delivery system — with nearly 500 locations serving 185 towns and cities — includes two tertiary-level teaching hospitals, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, a behavioral health network, a multispecialty physician group, a clinical care organization, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a mobile neighborhood health program and a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation network. On average, Hartford HealthCare touches more than 17,000 lives every single day. The unique, system-wide Institute Model offers a unified high standard of care in crucial specialties at hospital and ambulatory sites across Connecticut offering unparalleled expertise at the most affordable cost.

The institutes include: Ayer NeuroscienceBehavioral HealthCancerDigestive HealthHeart and VascularOrthopedics and Tallwood Urology & Kidney. Visit Hartford HealthCare at and stay connected through newsletters and social media.

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