Connecticut Children's Medical Center CEO Martin J. Gavin to retire

Hartford-based Connecticut Children's Medical Center President and CEO Martin J. Gavin plans to retire by the end of this year.

Mr. Gavin will continue to lead the hospital until a successor is chosen, according to the hospital.

During Mr. Gavin's nine-year tenure, Connecticut Children's experienced significant growth in terms of their number of child care visits and their overall capacity to care for children. The hospital also added more than 600 employees, including 70 physicians and surgeons, while under Mr. Gavin's leadership.

Prior to becoming president and CEO, Mr. Gavin served as a member of the boards of directors of Connecticut Children's and its predecessor, Newington Children's Hospital from 1989 to 2000.  He was chairman of the board when Connecticut Children's opened April 2, 1996, and later served as chairman of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation. 

An executive with more than 27 years of experience in the insurance and investment industries, he worked for 16 years at the Phoenix Companies in Hartford, retiring in 2000. Prior to joining the Phoenix Companies, he worked at Chicago-based CNA.


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