NAPLES — Health Management Associates, the Naples-based operator of 71 hospitals, says Chief Financial Officer Kelly Curry has left the company.
HMA says Gary Bryant, 43, has been appointed senior vice president and interim chief financial officer. Bryant joined HMA in 2006 as corporate controller and since 2010 he has served as principal accounting officer, vice president and controller at HMA. He was promoted to senior vice president and controller April 1.
In addition to Curry's departure, HMA says Senior Vice President of Finance Kerrin Gillespie has resigned. No replacement was named.
The management shakeups come on the heels of the ouster of HMA's board of directors by activist shareholders in August, led by Glenview Capital Management. The New York private-equity firm controls 14.6% of HMA's shares.
From August 2004 until he joined HMA in 2006, Bryant was vice president and controller at MedCath Corp., previously a publicly traded company that owns and operates specialty acute-care hospitals. He began his career in public accounting, including with PricewaterhouseCoopers as well and publicly traded and private companies.