Meet Our CEO
Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE
Kathleen Silard likes to say that Stamford Health “offers world-class care, provided by kind and caring people, in a state-of-the-art setting.” And she would know. After serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 15 years starting in 2003, Kathleen Silard was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018.
Under Kathleen’s leadership, Stamford Health has experienced meaningful growth and advanced both quality and clinical programs, achieving recognitions by major organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Great Place to Work organization, Planetree International, and the American Heart Association. Stamford Health also established collaborative relationships with Hospital for Special Surgery and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, and an expanded relationship with Columbia University Irving Medical Center, bringing the country’s best clinical care right here to Fairfield County. In recent years, Kathleen shepherded Stamford Health through the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with community partners to serve at-risk groups, and even forging a unique partnership with the military to set up an alternative care site that was a regional resource during the 2020 spring surge.
As Executive Vice President, Kathleen led the on-time and under-budget development of the new Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center campus in 2016, a $450 million facility that was the first LEED-certified hospital in Connecticut.
Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors for various organizations seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities served by Stamford Health, including AdvanceCT and the Connecticut Hospital Association. She has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her dedication to the community, including Women with Impact from the Women’s Business Development Council and Women Who Inspire from the YWCA-Greenwich.
Kathleen lives in Greenwich, CT, and enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons, and dog, Maddie. She is a voracious reader and loves to travel.
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