Gil Peri Named President and Chief Operating Officer for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2017
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Monica Buchanan, Director, Community & Media Relations
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Hartford, CT – After an extensive national search, Gil Peri has been named President and Chief Operating Officer and will join Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on September 25, 2017.

Peri has more than two decades of leadership experience in strategic planning, performance improvement and business development for healthcare systems. At Connecticut Children’s, Peri will serve as a member of the executive management team and report directly to Chief Executive Officer Jim Shmerling.

Peri last worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he served as the senior vice president & chief strategy officer for three years. During his time there, he successfully implemented an enterprise financial and operational performance metrics system. His earlier experience includes serving as vice president for strategic development & operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio.

“We are very excited to bring such a well-regarded administrative leader in pediatrics to
Connecticut Children’s and our region,” said Jim Shmerling, Connecticut Children’s CEO. “Gil’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm for children will be critical to Connecticut Children’s future as we work to expand our reach and improve access to care for all children.”

Peri holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

About Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.

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