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Keith Nilsson Named Chief Financial Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida

October 21, 2010

Cleveland Clinic Florida is pleased to announce that Keith Nilsson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is responsible for all aspects of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s financial operations, including the multispecialty 200 physician group practice and hospital in Weston, the Cleveland Clinic Florida Family Health Center in Weston and the Cleveland Clinic Florida Health and Wellness Center in West Palm Beach.

“For the last 18 years, Keith has played an integral role in helping to shape our growth and development,” said Bernie Fernandez, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “He has been a key component of our success and a trusted resource partner for our professional and administrative staff. I look forward to his contributions to our organization in the years to come.”

Mr. Nilsson joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 1992 as a Financial Analyst and has held several positions during his tenure, including Manager of Audit and Control, Finance Manager, Director of Financial Planning and Administrative Director of Medical Operations and Decision Support. Most recently he served as interim Chief Financial Officer, a position he held since February 2010.

Mr. Nilsson earned a master's degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor of arts in politics and economics from the State University of New York.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has nearly 180 physicians with expertise in 35 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital, which was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters in 2010. The hospital was also designated one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® in cardiovascular care (2007, 2008, 2009) by Thomson Reuters and one of America’s Best Hospitals for gastroenterology and diabetes/endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/florida/.