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Hartford HealthCare’s Elliot Joseph Named in Becker's Hospital Review of “Health System CEOs to Know”

November 16, 2015 By Hartford HealthCare

Elliot Joseph, president and CEO of Hartford HealthCare, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know," featuring some of the most impressive presidents and CEOs in healthcare's nonprofit sector.

Like Mr. Joseph, the men and women on this list lead some of the largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, shown commitment to their community through memberships and governance involvement with various organizations, and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and professional efforts.

Mr. Joseph has championed for the transformation of healthcare delivery to create more efficient, high-quality, regional health networks focused on well-coordinated, convenient and comprehensive patient care. He hosts a live, monthly radio show titled “Health Care Matters,” which engages the community in a dialogue about the transformation of the healthcare.

Under Mr. Joseph’s leadership, all Hartford HealthCare member organizations are driven by clear, measurable goals and metrics aimed at providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time. His vision for Hartford HealthCare has focused on integrating the care continuum to produce consistently excellent and affordable healthcare for all, especially the poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

Throughout his career, Mr. Joseph has focused on creating and sustaining organizational cultures that reward innovation, accountability and engagement in service to patients and families in need. At Hartford HealthCare, he has created How Hartford HealthCare Works (H3W), a singular culture based on common values, key leadership behaviors and staff-driven continuous improvement. Leveraging this system-wide culture, Mr. Joseph has challenged Hartford HealthCare to offer what he calls the “Five Ones,” which are: One registration, one health record, one standard of excellence, one bill and one relationship for the patient. The “Five Ones” will represent an industry-changing shift in access to care and in the delivery, convenience and efficiency of care.

Over more than three decades in the healthcare industry, Mr. Joseph has helped build organizations that have the financial strength to fulfill their missions of service. Hartford HealthCare has enjoyed strong growth, improved governance and a multi-year financial turnaround during his tenure. Its member organizations have been recognized for excellence in clinical care and the use of advanced technology. In recent years, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute was chosen as the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a partnership that is bringing world-class care standards and advanced clinical trials to Hartford HealthCare patients.

Prior to his arrival in Hartford, Mr. Joseph was president and CEO of St. John Health (SJH), a $1.8-billion southeast Michigan healthcare system. Mr. Joseph is a member on the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees and chairs the CHA 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. He also serves on the boards of the Metro Hartford Alliance and Hartford’s Bushnell Performing Arts Center. He recently was named one of Hartford’s “50 Most Influential People.”

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 and is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow

Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list every year since 2012, and this is the third time the list has included 130 leaders.

Leaders were selected for this list based on editorial judgment and discretion. Nominations also were considered when making selections for this list.

The full list features individual profiles of all 130 hospital and health system executives. The full list can be read here: http://bit.ly/NonProfitCEO15

About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

About Hartford HealthCare
Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. Our fully integrated health system includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health services network, a statewide clinical laboratory operation, a large primary care physician practice group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a coordinated cancer institute with five cancer centers, and a large physical therapy rehabilitation network.