Robert Kay, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic's Weston, Fla.-based hospital and clinic, will retire June 1. Kay, 60, was chief of staff and vice chairman of the 11-hospital Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic before becoming CEO of the not-for-profit's Florida operations in September 2005. Bernardo Fernandez, 45, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Florida's division of medicine, will succeed Kay. During Kay's nine-month tenure as CEO, the Cleveland Clinic sold a 70-bed hospital and 70-physician clinic, both in Naples, Fla., to for-profit Health Management Associates; the deal closed May 1. After his retirement, Kay will continue to consult for the clinic's Florida branch through the summer. -- by Melanie Evans
Kay retiring as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida
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