ORLANDO, Fla. (August 31, 2020) --- Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) recently named Chris Hunter, MD, PhD, assistant vice president and chief quality officer of Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Hunter will work with leadership and medical staff to develop and implement organizational quality initiatives to achieve desired metrics and patient safety outcomes. Dr. Hunter will support activities, processes, and policies to continue high quality patient care, driven by system-wide clinical practices and standards. He will also support the development and adoption of organizational strategies to enhance the culture of quality and safety.
Dr. Hunter has held several positions at Orlando Health and throughout the community. Most recently, he was the assistant program director for the Orlando Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and the medical director for the Orlando Health Air Care Team. In the community Dr. Hunter previously served as director, Orange County Health Services Department, and associate medical director, Orange County Emergency Medical Services System.
His scope of research includes safety and efficacy of prehospital treatment for atrial fibrillation, prehospital indicators of sepsis, and comparison of triage methodologies in mass casualty incident field simulation.
Dr. Hunter earned a medical degree from New York Medical College, and a doctorate in neuroscience from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an emergency medicine residency and emergency medical services fellowship at ORMC, and is board certified in both emergency medicine and emergency medical services.
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program, as home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe form of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 2,800-bed system includes 13 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 3,600 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 20,000 team members. In FY19, Orlando Health served approximately 133,000 inpatients and more than 2.5 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided more than $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com.