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Pamela Sutton-Wallace named president of Yale New Haven Health

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On Feb. 20, Yale New Haven Health announced that Pamela Sutton-Wallace has been promoted to president of the health system. 

In addition to leading health system operations, she will drive enterprise strategy to align and strengthen clinical services across the continuum of care to advance the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Sutton-Wallace will continue to report to YNHHS CEO Christopher O’Connor.

She joined YNHHS in July 2022 as chief operating officer and was tasked with helping guide the organization out of the COVID-19 pandemic and into its envisioned future as an academic health system. She has been instrumental in driving key strategies with Yale School of Medicine to build programs and increase access for patients across the state and region.

“Pam has proven herself as a visionary leader at our health system and among her peers nationally,” O’Connor said. “I truly appreciate her commitment to high-quality and equitable care as well as her operational acumen.”

Sutton-Wallace received her master of public health degree from Yale School of Medicine and her bachelor’s degree from Washington University. She serves on many boards, including Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc., the Carol Emmott Foundation and Duke University School of Nursing Board of Visitors. She is an active member of the National Association of Health Services Executives.

Her many recognitions include being named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in 2018 and one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare in 2019 and 2023. Becker’s named her one of its Top 50 African-American Health Care Executives in 2018, 2019 and 2020.