Bob Kay will retire this month after serving as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Memorial Health System for 18 years. 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 has more than four decades of experience in health care finance. 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.

Kay earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He is a certified public accountant and was a previous fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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