Chief Administrative Officer
Mr. Ray Hunt has gained extensive experience in administration and health care throughout his career. Since 2008, Hunt has served as the CEO of the Espanola Regional Hospital and Health Centre (ERHHC), overseeing the operations of an integrated health campus that include acute, emergency and long-term care, as well as a Family Health Team and seniors housing/assisted living. During this tenure, ERHHC saw positive changes with respect to program growth and improved access to medical services. Under his leadership, Hunt secured capital funding that enabled the redevelopment of the hospital’s Emergency Department and other areas of the facility. Prior to joining the ERHHC, Hunt spent 24 years working in the Ontario Public Sector on a variety of initiatives that focus on Northern and rural health and social services. As Director of Family Health Team (FHT) Implementation, Hunt was responsible for leading the creation of the FHT model in Ontario, including oversight of the province-wide implementation. Previous positions included managing the implementation of new physician payment models in Northern Ontario and oversight of the Northern Health Programs, including the Underserviced Area Program and the Northern Health Travel Grant.Hunt is also a former member of the joint Ontario Medical Association (OMA)/ Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Physician Human Resources Committee, where he gained much insight into health human resources issues and capacity planning requirements to address future needs. Given his past experience managing the MOHLTC’s Underserviced Area Program (UAP), Hunt was appointed to the OMA/MOHTLTC Expert Panel to review changes proposed for UAP Reform. This work resulted in the new Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Initiative that was launched in 2010. Hunt is currently a board member of Health Force Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, whose mandate includes the distribution of physicians and interprofessional providers to underserviced areas of Ontario.