Raymond Hino currently serves as the President & CEO of the Sonoma West Medical Center, a 25-bed community hospital located in Sebastopol, CA. In October of 2015, he and his team successfully re-opened the former Palm Drive Hospital, which closed its doors in 2014, under the new name of Sonoma West Medical Center. This is one of the few known hospitals in the United States in the last several decades to close its doors and then to reopen.
Hino is nationally known as a forward thinking leader in the health care field with experience in health care policy at the State and Federal level, health information technology, telemedicine and rural health care delivery. He currently serves on the Health Research & Education Trust Board of Directors. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Hospital Association and of the California Hospital Association. He previously served on the CHA Rural Healthcare Center Advisory Board, including 2 years as Chair. He was the Founding Chair of the California Critical Access Hospital Network. He has served on the boards of 2 Medicaid Managed Care Plans in California. Other Board appointments have included Beta Alliance Insurance Services and the Montana Hospital Association. In 2006 he was recognized by the CHA Rural Healthcare Center for Outstanding Contribution to Rural Health Care. In 2013 he was a recipient of the California State Rural Health Association Rural Champion Award. In 2014 he was named by Beckerâ€™s Hospital Review to its inaugural list of â€œ50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.â€
Mr. Hino was unable to attend SPS 2016.