A recent survey in California of nonprofit hospital executives' pay found it averaged $514,000 a year, but when perks such as bonuses are added, it zooms to $732,000.
City-owned Memorial Health System pays CEO Dr. Larry McEvoy $550,000, at last report. He also gets the use of a hospital-owned car.
The upshot of the survey is this, as reported on the fiercehealthcare.com website: "You're looking at close to $390 million that could be used on uncompensated patient care," Ron Shinkman, who authored the survey on CEO salaries, told the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. "It's a lot of money."
We asked but didn't hear back from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services about how much the CEO there is paid.