Ray is an accomplished administrator experienced in the governance, management and education of healthcare professionals. He is a strategic and operations-oriented leader who served most of his career with NorthShore University HealthSystem where he was CEO of the flagship Evanston Hospital. He has also served as Chief Administrative Officer at Aurora Health Care located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Methodist Hospitals which serves the Gary/Merrillville market in Northwest Indiana. In these roles, Ray built a track record of leading change, building alliances, and driving results.
His experience in integrated health systems, community hospitals and safety net hospitals has earned him recognition for partnering with community stakeholders, clinical professionals and regulatory agencies. He has experience in building quality and diversity into the strategic plans of healthcare organizations.
Ray has served on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois and Indiana Hospital Associations and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. He has also served on hospital boards in Illinois and Ohio while those organizations were undertaking merger and acquisition discussions.