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Pay for nonprofit hospital CEOs varies; average more than $500k

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October 14, 2013
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American Medical Association (AMA)
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Compensation for chief executive officers at nonprofit hospitals varies around the country but averaged almost $600,000 in a study of top executives at nearly 2,700 hospitals.

Compensation for chief executive officers at nonprofit hospitals varies around the country but averaged almost $600,000 in a study of top executives at nearly 2,700 hospitals, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

Little information is known about how hospital CEOs are paid and the factors that affect their compensation, according to the study background.

Karen E. Joynt, M.D., M.P.H., of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues examined seven data sources, including publicly available tax forms for nonprofit hospitals in 2009. Their study included 1,877 CEOs responsible for 2,681 hospitals.

The CEOs had an average compensation of $595,781 in 2009, according to the study findings. The CEOs paid the least (median compensation of $117,933) were mainly responsible for small, nonteaching hospitals in rural areas. The highest paid CEOs (median compensation of more than $1.6 million) oversaw larger, urban hospitals that were often teaching institutions.

Hospitals with higher patient satisfaction scores tended to pay their CEOs more and advanced technology at a hospital was also associated with substantially higher CEO pay, according to the study results. However, a hospital's provision of charity care was not associated with CEO compensation and there were no significant association between compensation and a hospital's financial performance or performance on process quality, mortality or readmission rates.

"Among the quality metrics we examined, only patient satisfaction was consistently associated with CEO compensation," the study concludes. (JAMA Intern Med. Published online October 14, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11537. Available pre-embargo to the media at media.jamanetwork.com" href="http://media.jamanetwork.com">http://media.jamanetwork.com.)


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  1. Karen E. Joynt. Compensation of Chief Executive Officers at Nonprofit US Hospitals. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11537

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