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 over 350 access points across Connecticut and beyond. Prior to his current position, Mr. Flaks served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hartford HealthCare and, earlier, as president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, the system’s flagship tertiary care center and largest teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.


Mr. Flaks has received numerous honors over his career and is thrilled to be honored by the American Cancer Society. Like most Americans, Mr. Flaks, his friends and family have been touched by cancer. He was instrumental in launching the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, which increases access to care and life-saving clinical trials. Hartford HealthCare, as the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, now offers access to hundreds of leading-edge clinical trials that will change cancer care as we know it. In Connecticut this year, 21,000 people will learn they have cancer.


Mr. Flaks was selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the top 12 industry leaders in the nation and recently named one of the 50 most influential people in Connecticut by Hartford Magazine. He was honored by 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.


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.