Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA) is now on the hunt for a permanent CFO following the resignation of Kelly Curry. The company revealed in an SEC document filed today that Curry, who was also executive vice president, had stepped down effective September 13. His CFO role now belongs, on an interim basis, to Gary Bryant, who has also held on to his title of senior vice president. Previously, Bryant had been the firm's controller.

The company said it would "enter into a separation agreement" with Curry. It did not provide further details.

HMA raised Bryant's annual salary to $450,000 upon his accession. Additionally, the firm wrote that "he will receive other health, retirement and personal benefits customarily provided to the Company's named executive officers."

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