Raymond Hino

Raymond Hino
Raymond Hino

Raymond Hino is regional director of operations for Surgery Partners, LLC. He oversees the operations of three Medicare Certified Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the Northern California region. His previous roles include administrator at Skyway Surgery Center and president and CEO of the Sonoma West Medical Center.

Stories by Raymond Hino

A hospital exec’s perspective from the other side of the bed

High-quality patient experience is always a concern for me, as I believe we must make our patients’ time with us as pleasant as possible. Until recently, though, I haven’t had much experience as a patient myself. The most serious procedure I have ever had done in a hospital is an inguinal hernia repair, and my experience was very good. That couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that I was also the CEO of that facility, right?

Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities

Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest "robotic" units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions. This technology has been credited with bringing specialists, including critical care intensivists, to the bedside in hospitals where no such practitioners live or work within hundreds of miles.