Former New York-Presbyterian president Dr. Robert E. Kelly
The top-paid New York hospital executive in 2015 wasn't a CEO of one of the city's large academic medical centers. It was Dr. Robert E. Kelly, the former president of New York–Presbyterian, who resigned in part due to an extramarital affair.
Kelly later acknowledged the indiscretion while vying for the top job at Memorial Healthcare System, a large public provider in South Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel. He said the affair did not involve an NYP employee. Kelly, who was one of two finalists for the Florida job, was not selected.
In September 2015 Kelly resigned abruptly from the health system, which removed his biography and name from its website with no explanation. An NYP spokeswoman told Crain's at the time that he had left "for personal reasons."
Despite working for the system only eight months, he was the highest-paid executive in 2015, earning $6.36 million, including $3.47 million in severance, according to the Crain's list of the top-earning executives in the metro area.
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