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Bob Kay Retires as Memorial Health System CFO


Bob Kay will retire this month after serving as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Memorial Health System for 18 years.

Kay has more than four decades of experience in healthcare finance. In his role at the health system, he was responsible for external reporting, tax, risk management, revenue cycle management, general accounting, financial planning, treasury and financial information management activities.

Kay earned a master of science degree with an emphasis on finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1991 and a bachelor of science degree with an accounting emphasis from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1977. He is a certified public accountant and was a previous fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

He previously served as the vice president of finance for Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Virginia; vice president of finance for Richardson Medical Center in Richardson, Texas; treasurer and chief financial officer for Warner Brown Hospital in El Dorado, Arkansas; senior auditor for Laventhol & Horwath in Kansas City, Missouri; and staff accountant for Banquet Food Corp. in St. Louis.

He and his wife, Berta, live in Springfield and have two adult children.