Deb Pappas Takes the Reins as Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

September 4, 2018

View from the C-Suite

// By Sheryl Jackson //

Sheryl S. JacksonAgile, flexible, innovative, and open to change are just a few of the adjectives that Deb Pappas, vice president and chief marketing & communications officer for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, uses to describe the organization she joined in early 2018.

Pappas came to Connecticut Children’s from Boston Children’s Hospital, a larger, more established pediatric hospital. While Boston Children’s is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary, Connecticut Children’s was founded 22 years ago.

Deb Pappas, vice president & chief marketing and communications officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Deb Pappas, vice president and chief marketing & communications officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

“I am part of an executive team that is growing to include leaders who were with the organization when it was formed as well as others — like me — who have less time with Connecticut Children’s but bring experience from other institutions,” says Pappas. “The organization has a new five-year strategic plan to support its growth trajectory.”

In our latest View from the C-Suite column, Deb Pappas shares her vision and goals for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “I was aware of Connecticut Children’s because we were competitors on a number of fronts, but I was blown away by the clinical, research, and social innovation,” she says. Continue reading to learn how Pappas plans to set the organization apart by highlighting the uniqueness of its approach to children’s health and well-being. Hint: It’s not just about treating sick kids.


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