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Nesselbush Named Chief Financial Officer for Kaleida Health

Updated: 4/9/2019

Robert J. Nesselbush has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Kaleida Health.

Nesselbush, a senior-level financial and healthcare leader, comes to Kaleida Health from Rochester Regional Health. At Rochester Regional Health, he spent 24 years rising through the hospital system, beginning as the director of financial reporting and finishing as the executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO).

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to recruit Bob and bring him home to Kaleida Health and Western New York,” said Jody L. Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “He has a tremendous track record in health care and is widely known as a service-oriented leader. Throughout his two decades in Rochester he built employee friendly operational and financial systems that helped front line staff focus on what’s most important – the patients in their care.”

Nesselbush was a key part of the executive leadership team that founded Rochester Regional Health in 2014. Combining the Rochester General and the Unity Health systems, the network now includes five hospitals, 87 ambulatory locations, eight senior living facilities, 16,000 employees and 2,500 physicians.

“It’s an exciting honor to be named CFO of one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems,” said Nesselbush. “Kaleida Health has grown significantly over the past several years, and I look forward to helping continue their impressive success."

His financial leadership positions include serving as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Rochester General Hospital. Prior to that, he was the vice president of finance and corporate controller.

Nesselbush spent the past five years as the chief operating officer at Rochester Regional. Before that, he was the senior vice president of the health system’s acute care division and the president of Rochester General Hospital.

“Kaleida Health has built an incredible brand and delivered impressive expansion and growth, all while staying true to its mission of providing the very best patient care to this community,” said Nesselbush. “I look forward to joining such a high-performing organization.”

Nesselbush and his wife Marlene are Western New York natives, having grown up in West Seneca. 

He is a graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor of arts and completed his master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus on public accounting. Nesselbush began his career and spent five years as a senior accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Rochester.