President and Chief Executive Officer
Hospital for Special Care

Lynn Ricci, FACHE is President and Chief Executive Officer at Hospital for Special Care (HSC), one of the nation’s largest specialty care hospitals and the only long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. serving adults and children.

HSC is nationally recognized for the advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly-specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders (including ALS research), spinal cord injury, as well as a variety of diagnostic, assessment, consulting services for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Ricci provides executive leadership for HSC and is responsible for assuring that the services and care delivered by HSC are consistent with the organization's mission and needs of its community.

Since joining HSC in 2007, Ricci has assumed increasing levels of responsibility serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer from 2011 to 2015 and vice president of administration from 2009 to 2011.

Most recently, Ricci led the planning and 2014 opening of the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Outpatient Center which handles more than 30,000 outpatient visits each year across a spectrum of chronic and rehabilitative conditions, including spinal cord and brain injury, neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy and ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease), pulmonary disease and rehabilitation.

In 2012, Ricci spearheaded the development of the Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care in response to a rising need to care for children living with autism. The center became the nation’s first and only patient-centered specialty practice for autism recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2015.

Ricci holds a bachelor’s, master’s and sixth-year degree in Psychology and served 20 years as a licensed Long-term Healthcare Administrator. She is actively involved in the community through both professional and civic organizations. Ricci is a past Rotarian, an executive board member of the New Britain Academy for Health Professions, a board member of the Connecticut Alliance for Long Term Care, CCARC and the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

In 2015, she was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Ricci lives in Killingworth, Connecticut with her husband, Jim and son, Lincoln. Lynn is a passionate advocate for Lincoln who has Autism.