Kathy K. Hunt '84

Kathy Hunt ‘84
Owner, President & CEO
Elmwood Centers Inc.

2015 Hall of Fame Induction Video

In 1984, Kathy Hunt became the CEO of Elmwood Centers, a family-owned and operated residential and healthcare organization for seniors. Under her strong leadership, she has led Elmwood through many years of expansion and development in Seneca and Sandusky counties. Elmwood has grown to two campuses in Green Springs, and one each in Fremont, New Bremen and Tiffin.

In 1984, Kathy Hunt became the CEO of Elmwood Centers, a family-owned and operated residential and healthcare organization for seniors. Under her strong leadership, she has led Elmwood through many years of expansion and development in Seneca and Sandusky counties. Elmwood has grown to two campuses in Green Springs, and one each in Fremont, New Bremen and Tiffin. Services include independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, and specialty/long-term acute care. Elmwood Communities has grown their team to more than 700 employees.

Elmwood has a long tradition. It was founded in the early 1900s by someone who believed the world could become a paradise with a belief in love, beauty and respect for one’s neighbor. Hunt’s parents purchased Elmwood Nursing Home in Green Springs in 1972 because of its beauty and rich history of public service.

In 2009, Elmwood Centers purchased the neighboring St. Francis Health Care Centre, a long-term acute care hospital and skilled nursing facility, to create a combined 42-acre campus making it one of the largest senior and rehabilitation care campuses in northwest Ohio.

Hunt graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1984, majoring in nursing home administration and gerontology and she joined the family business. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

The BGSU alumna is member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Assisted Living Association.