Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, recently announced that Martin J. Gavin will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer. Connecticut Children’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee and has begun a national search to identify a replacement for Gavin. Gavin, 65, will continue to lead the hospital until a successor is chosen and in place, but expects to step down prior to the close of the 2015 calendar year.
During Gavin’s nine-year tenure, Connecticut Children’s saw significant growth, both in their number of child care visits and their overall capacity to care for children. Last year alone, Connecticut Children’s provided care to a child nearly 325,000 times, a 60% increase from 2006. This was made possible in part by the fact that new facilities have opened in Farmington, Glastonbury, Shelton, Fairfield and Waterbury in addition to its presence in Hartford. Additionally, the number of employees at the Medical Center increased by over 600 under Gavin, led by the addition of 70 new physicians and surgeons who are now caring for children in Connecticut.