Compensation of CEOs at nonprofit hospitals

Hospital CEOs are highly compensated, averaging $660,000 per year in total compensation, with 18% making more than $1 million per year
Hospital entrance with an ambulance and hospital bed, by Dalle

Nonprofit hospitals are in the news recently, with ongoing conversations about whether nonprofit hospitals provide adequate care to the poor and needy given their tax-exempt status, among other issues. At the top of these hospitals are the chief executive officers. The nonprofit hospital CEO is responsible for the overall management of their hospital. They set the strategy and vision for the hospital (such as transitioning to value-based payments), manage the financial resources, oversee operations and personnel, develop partnerships, ensure compliance with regulations, and steer their hospital through pandemics.

The CEOs that run these tax-exempt hospitals are among the highest paid nonprofit executives in the United States. The average nonprofit hospital CEO makes $660,000 in total compensation (base salary, bonus, and benefits) per year. Most of these CEOs make between $214,429 and $834,631 per year, with top five percent of nonprofit hospital CEOs making more than $2,000,482 per year.

What drives hospital CEO compensation

There are over 4,500 nonprofit hospitals in the United States. Not all hospitals are the same, so it makes sense the hospital CEO pay varies hospital-to-hospital. But what differences in hospitals drive the different pay? Commonly-cited factors are hospital size, hospital financial performance, the CEO's experience and qualifications, and the region and market where the hospital is located. Do these match the Cause IQ data? Yes. Below we compare hospital size, as measured by the number of facilities within the hospital entity (according to Form 990, Schedule H, Part V, Section A) to the average CEO compensation of those hospitals. The results show that the larger the hospital, the more the CEO earns.

Number of facilities in hospital system compared to CEO compensation

Number of facilities in hospitalAverage CEO compensation
One facility
 
$551K
 
2 to 3 facilities
 
$888K
 
4 to 6 facilities
 
$1.1M
 
7 to 10 facilities
 
$1.6M
 
> 11 facilities
 
$1.9M
 

Hospital CEO compensation compared to percent of all expenses that the hospital spent on public assistance for low-income patients

Percent hospital spent on public assistanceAverage CEO compensation
< 1% public benefit spend
 
$346K
 
1% to 2.5% public benefit spend
 
$554K
 
2.5% to 5% public benefit spend
 
$708K
 
5% to 10% public benefit spend
 
$804K
 
> 10% public benefit spend
 
$621K
 

We also wanted to compare nonprofit hospital CEO pay to how much a hospital contributes to its community. Are hospitals that pay their CEOs the most also the greediest, contributing the least to their local communities? Fortunately not. We test this by looking at how much money the hospital spent on public benefit — Medicaid, financial assistance, and means-tested programs — to how much the hospital paid its CEO. We found that the greater percent the hospital spent on public benefit (up to a point), the more the hospital paid its CEO. This warrants further investigation, but a potential explanation could be that larger and more profitable hospitals have the financial health to both pay their CEOs more and provide greater support to their community. This trend does break down for hospitals that spend more than 10% of their budget on public benefit, but these hospitals could have a different mission than other hospitals.

List of highest paid hospital CEOs

  1. Peter S Fine, Banner Health
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $14,636,260
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $8,495,325,836
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  2. Title
    President and Chief Cutive Fficer / President and Chief Executive Officer and Trustee / President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer and President and Trustee / Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
    Compensation
    $13,892,200
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $8,916,664,958
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  3. Warner L Thomas, Ochsner Medical Center
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
    Compensation
    $9,938,052
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $4,902,026,766
    Data date
    2021-12
  4. Title
    Chief Executive Officer and President and Board Chairman / / / / / President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $8,847,133
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $3,138,195,631
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
  5. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer - Until 9 and 22
    Compensation
    $8,120,960
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $7,251,947,000
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  6. Title
    President , Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
    Compensation
    $7,671,953
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.5%
    Revenue
    $3,155,873,035
    Data date
    2022-06
    Website
  7. Brian A. Gragnolati, Atlantic Health System
    Title
    Board Member
    Compensation
    $7,028,324
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $3,872,357,033
    Data date
    2022-12
  8. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $6,787,910
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $6,413,300,115
    Data date
    2022-06
    Website
  9. A Marc Harrison, Ihc Health Services
    Title
    Trustee and President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $6,622,751
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $8,708,705,295
    Data date
    2022-12
  10. Thomas M Priselac, Cedars Sinai
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $6,576,584
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $4,698,645,086
    Data date
    2022-06
  11. Mihaljevic Tomislav, Cleveland Clinic
    Title
    Director , President , Chief Executive Officer - CCF / Director , President , Chief Executive Officer / Director , President and Chief Executive Officer - CCF / Chief Executive Officer - Ccad / Chief of Staff - Ccad
    Compensation
    $6,256,750
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $13,520,304,842
    Data date
    2022-12
  12. Mihaljevic Tomislav, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Title
    Director , President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer - Ccad / Chief of Staff - Ccad
    Compensation
    $6,256,750
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $7,583,607,049
    Data date
    2022-12
  13. Elizabeth Dunne, PeaceHealth
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $6,210,234
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $3,291,475,261
    Data date
    2022-06
  14. Wright L Lassiter, Henry Ford Health
    Title
    Director and President and Chief Executive Officer / President and Chief Executive Officer / Presidenthenry Ford Health System
    Compensation
    $6,023,327
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $3,987,316,990
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  15. Title
    Chief Executive Officer of / Trustee and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
    Compensation
    $5,984,779
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $6,674,422,433
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  16. David W Strong, Orlando Health
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer / President , Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $5,740,815
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $3,766,174,849
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
  17. J Stephen Jones, Inova Health Care Service
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer , / President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer , President , Beginning 4 and 9 and 18
    Compensation
    $5,370,547
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $5,068,330,080
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  18. David Entwistle, Stanford Health Care
    Title
    Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $5,263,879
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $6,664,262,889
    Data date
    2022-08
    Location
  19. Al Maghazehe, Capital Health
    Title
    Board Member
    Compensation
    $5,249,492
    % Org revenue
    0.5%
    % Org comp
    0.9%
    Revenue
    $1,074,088,895
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  20. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $4,982,844
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $4,969,270,261
    Data date
    2022-12
  21. Title
    Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $4,254,269
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.5%
    Revenue
    $1,509,770,732
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  22. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $4,092,143
    % Org revenue
    0.4%
    % Org comp
    1.0%
    Revenue
    $917,849,600
    Data date
    2022-12
  23. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,973,208
    % Org revenue
    1.2%
    % Org comp
    2.5%
    Revenue
    $342,640,134
    Data date
    2019-12
    Location
  24. Joanne C Smith, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    Title
    President , Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,966,964
    % Org revenue
    1.0%
    % Org comp
    1.7%
    Revenue
    $407,647,164
    Data date
    2022-08
    Location
    Website
  25. Calvin Knight, John Muir Health
    Title
    Director and Chief Executive Officer and President / Chief Executive Officer and Director and President / President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
    Compensation
    $3,903,609
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,753,594,803
    Data date
    2022-12
  26. Title
    Former President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,668,788
    % Org revenue
    0.6%
    % Org comp
    1.7%
    Revenue
    $660,403,867
    Data date
    2019-06
    Website
  27. Melinda L. Estes, Saint Lukes Health System
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,636,712
    % Org revenue
    1.4%
    % Org comp
    2.4%
    Revenue
    $260,553,437
    Data date
    2022-12
  28. William Robertson, MultiCare Health System
    Title
    / President and Chief Executive Officer , Interim Chief Financial Officer
    Compensation
    $3,608,557
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $4,302,865,545
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  29. Suri Rakesh, Cleveland Clinic
    Title
    Former Key Emp - Chief Executive Officer Ccad
    Compensation
    $3,589,493
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.0%
    Revenue
    $13,520,304,842
    Data date
    2021-12
  30. Title
    Former Key Emp - Chief Executive Officer Ccad
    Compensation
    $3,589,493
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $7,583,607,049
    Data date
    2021-12
  31. Gerard J Colman, Baptist Healthcare System
    Title
    Chief Executive Officer and Director
    Compensation
    $3,563,038
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $3,703,027,563
    Data date
    2022-08
  32. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,508,941
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.5%
    Revenue
    $1,331,683,534
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  33. James Hereford, Fairview Health Service
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,487,618
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $4,357,862,154
    Data date
    2022-12
  34. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer , Umms / President and Chief Executive Officer , Ummc / President and Chief Executive Officer University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center
    Compensation
    $3,477,707
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $2,230,343,745
    Data date
    2022-06
    Website
  35. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
    Compensation
    $3,396,592
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $2,273,688,765
    Data date
    2022-12
    Website
  36. Steven Goldstein, University of Rochester
    Title
    Past President and Chief Executive Officer SMH and HH , Senior Vice President Urmc
    Compensation
    $3,380,672
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $4,935,271,271
    Data date
    2022-06
  37. Pedro L Melendez Rosario, Mennonite General Hospital
    Title
    Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $3,280,867
    % Org revenue
    1.0%
    % Org comp
    3.5%
    Revenue
    $328,319,610
    Data date
    2020-03
    Location
  38. Rajendra Makkar, Cedars Sinai
    Title
    Executive Director - Cardiac Interventional Services / Director - Interventional Cardiology
    Compensation
    $3,132,532
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $4,698,645,086
    Data date
    2022-06
  39. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer , Cape Cod Healthcare and Chief Executive Officer , Cape Cod Hospital
    Compensation
    $3,093,574
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $1,036,774,001
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
  40. Title
    And Chief Executive Officer Chi St Luke's Health
    Compensation
    $3,040,585
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.8%
    Revenue
    $1,063,120,044
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  41. Brian A. Nester, Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Title
    Board Member
    Compensation
    $2,997,096
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $2,826,425,586
    Data date
    2022-06
    Website
  42. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer , / Senior Executive Vice President - Chief Administration Officer / Sevp - Chief Administrative Officer / Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
    Compensation
    $2,965,553
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $2,041,378,524
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  43. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,892,538
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,591,581,148
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
    Website
  44. Todd Laporte, HonorHealth
    Title
    Chief Executive Officer , Honor Health / Director and President and Chief Executive Officer / Director and Chief Executive Officer , / Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer / Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Planning / Senior Vice President and Cfso
    Compensation
    $2,878,458
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,780,163,245
    Data date
    2022-12
  45. Edward Abraham, University of Miami
    Title
    Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Uhealth
    Compensation
    $2,877,569
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $5,466,904,190
    Data date
    2021-05
  46. Kevin Churchwell, Boston Children's Hospital
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,858,280
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,493,039,815
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
  47. A Eugene Washington, Duke University Health System
    Title
    Director and President and Chief Executive Officer / President and Chief Executive Officer Duhs and Director / Chancellor
    Compensation
    $2,727,834
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $4,600,505,996
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  48. Title
    Former Ke - PSJH President Executive Vice President and Pop Health / President , Population Health and Chief Executive , Ayin Health / Former Ke - PSJH President Executive Vice President and Pop Health / Former Ke - PSJH President Executive Vice President and Pop Health / Former Executive Vice President and Population Health / Former Executive Vice President and Population Health / Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer / Executive Vice President and Population Health
    Compensation
    $2,630,339
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.0%
    Revenue
    $6,064,807,534
    Data date
    2018-12
    Location
  49. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,569,263
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $748,096,129
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  50. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,557,277
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $2,141,060,598
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
    Website
  51. Title
    Former LCH President and Chief Executive Officer Untl 12 and 19
    Compensation
    $2,556,969
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,344,549,087
    Data date
    2020-08
    Location
  52. Gregory C Feirn, LCMC Health
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer / Board Member , Chief Executive Officer of / Chief Executive Officer of / Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Compensation
    $2,556,635
    % Org revenue
    0.6%
    % Org comp
    1.5%
    Revenue
    $460,794,221
    Data date
    2021-12
  53. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,537,734
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $1,821,914,388
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  54. Title
    Director and President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,533,482
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,955,487,957
    Data date
    2022-12
  55. R Lawrence Moss, The Nemours Foundation
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,507,579
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,938,260,783
    Data date
    2022-12
  56. Title
    Treasurer - Senior Vice President Finance Tju and JH / Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer / Assistant Treas.; Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer / Assistant Treasurer , Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    Compensation
    $2,504,518
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.5%
    Revenue
    $854,727,773
    Data date
    2020-06
  57. Title
    Past President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21 / President and Chief Executive Officer As of July
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $858,734,754
    Data date
    2021-12
    Website
  58. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21 / President and Ceo* / President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.7%
    Revenue
    $969,845,898
    Data date
    2021-12
    Location
    Website
  59. Title
    Past President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    0.8%
    % Org comp
    1.5%
    Revenue
    $301,259,453
    Data date
    2021-12
    Website
  60. Alan D Guerci, St Joseph Hospital
    Title
    Past President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    1.6%
    % Org comp
    2.8%
    Revenue
    $155,079,726
    Data date
    2021-12
    Location
    Website
  61. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21 / President and Chief Executive Officer As of July
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    1.0%
    % Org comp
    1.6%
    Revenue
    $259,082,241
    Data date
    2021-12
    Website
  62. Alan D Guerci, St Charles Hospital
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer Thru 6 and 30 and 21 / President and Chief Executive Officer As of July
    Compensation
    $2,474,462
    % Org revenue
    1.0%
    % Org comp
    1.8%
    Revenue
    $240,099,546
    Data date
    2021-12
    Website
  63. Title
    Chief Executive Officer VMFH / Chairman and Chief Executive Officer / Chairman , Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,402,489
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,275,112,452
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
    Website
  64. Clint Matthews, Tower Health
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,385,422
    % Org revenue
    0.4%
    % Org comp
    0.8%
    Revenue
    $611,657,602
    Data date
    2021-06
    Location
  65. Title
    Trustee - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,360,363
    % Org revenue
    0.4%
    % Org comp
    1.0%
    Revenue
    $524,882,640
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  66. Miguel A Fuentes, BronxCare Health System
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,351,398
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $950,981,700
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  67. Title
    President , Chief Executive Officer / President Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,316,988
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,178,552,926
    Data date
    2019-08
    Location
  68. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,295,703
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,604,754,602
    Data date
    2022-06
  69. Title
    President - SJHMC / President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,293,155
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $966,079,012
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
  70. Title
    LH Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
    Compensation
    $2,217,441
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.9%
    Revenue
    $685,193,767
    Data date
    2022-06
  71. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,199,382
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $2,941,412,552
    Data date
    2022-06
  72. Title
    Director and President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,182,760
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,294,065,150
    Data date
    2022-12
  73. Paula F Baker, Freeman Health System
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,172,833
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $643,470,482
    Data date
    2022-03
    Location
  74. Title
    Executive Vice President , Chief Financial Officer , Chief Business Officer
    Compensation
    $2,044,935
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
  75. Donald R. Gintzig, WakeMed
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,038,125
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,905,941,318
    Data date
    2022-09
    Location
  76. Al Maghazehe F, Capital Health
    Title
    Director - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $2,030,342
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $1,074,088,895
    Data date
    2019-12
    Location
  77. Title
    GH President and Chief Executive Officer Until January / President and Chief Executive Officer Greater Hudson Valley Health System
    Compensation
    $1,988,828
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $615,559,035
    Data date
    2022-12
  78. Michael S Salem, National Jewish Health
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer , Bod Member
    Compensation
    $1,964,099
    % Org revenue
    0.5%
    % Org comp
    1.1%
    Revenue
    $358,276,772
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  79. Penny Wheeler, Allina Health
    Title
    Director and President and Chief Executive Officer / Executive Vice President , Chief Clinical Officer
    Compensation
    $1,937,232
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $5,162,065,945
    Data date
    2022-12
  80. Anthony J. Mazzarelli, Cooper University Health Care
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,862,453
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,041,378,524
    Data date
    2019-12
    Location
  81. Kenneth D Gibbs, Maimonides Medical Center
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,810,033
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,451,215,166
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  82. Patrick Taylor, Holy Cross Hospital
    Title
    Former Officer
    Compensation
    $1,770,344
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $609,413,165
    Data date
    2020-06
  83. Title
    Past Trustee , President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,766,948
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $2,669,084,593
    Data date
    2019-09
    Location
  84. Title
    Past S Advisor - President and Chief Executive Officer / Special Advisor To the President and Chief Executive Officer / Executive Vice President , G.C and Clo Thru 3 and 2019 / Executive Vice President , Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel / Executive Vice President , Clo and General Counsel / Executive Senior Vice President , Clo and General Counsel
    Compensation
    $1,744,032
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.0%
    Revenue
    $8,916,664,958
    Data date
    2022-12
    Location
    Website
  85. Grace Wakulchik, Akron Children's
    Title
    Former President / Bod and Officer - President and Chief Executive Officer / President and Chief Executive Officer / President / Chief Operating Officer
    Compensation
    $1,717,490
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,208,071,774
    Data date
    2021-12
    Location
  86. Title
    President Chief Executive Officer and Trustee / President , Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
    Compensation
    $1,686,175
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,471,699,047
    Data date
    2022-12
    Website
  87. Steven Sonenreich, Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Title
    Former President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,641,174
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $968,566,028
    Data date
    2021-12
    Website
  88. Barry S Rabner, Princeton Health
    Title
    Former President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,595,804
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.7%
    Revenue
    $538,199,154
    Data date
    2021-06
  89. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,577,399
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $953,989,583
    Data date
    2022-12
  90. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,546,372
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $1,385,684,376
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
    Website
  91. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operating Officer
    Compensation
    $1,529,032
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $927,255,627
    Data date
    2022-06
  92. Terry M. Murphy, Bayhealth Medical Center
    Title
    Board Member
    Compensation
    $1,515,431
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.3%
    Revenue
    $960,380,651
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  93. J Michael Marsh, Overlake Medical Center
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,455,175
    % Org revenue
    0.2%
    % Org comp
    0.4%
    Revenue
    $702,791,082
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  94. Redonda G. Miller, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Title
    President
    Compensation
    $1,335,205
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.1%
    Revenue
    $3,309,691,627
    Data date
    2022-06
  95. Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer / Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
    Compensation
    $1,321,999
    % Org revenue
    0.5%
    % Org comp
    1.0%
    Revenue
    $278,647,434
    Data date
    2022-09
  96. Kenneth P Defurio, Butler Health System
    Title
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,266,138
    % Org revenue
    0.4%
    % Org comp
    0.8%
    Revenue
    $346,015,872
    Data date
    2022-06
    Location
  97. Tom Brisse, Mclaren Macomb
    Title
    Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $1,265,729
    % Org revenue
    0.3%
    % Org comp
    0.6%
    Revenue
    $419,971,172
    Data date
    2022-09
  98. John A Diangelo, Inspira Medical Centers
    Title
    Trust / Trust / Trustee; President and Chief Executive Officer - Ihn / Trustee; President and Chief Executive Officer - Network / Trustee; President and Chief Executive Officer - NTWK / Director;pres and Chief Executive Officer / Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Compensation
    $1,102,461
    % Org revenue
    0.1%
    % Org comp
    0.2%
    Revenue
    $987,250,922
    Data date
    2021-12
  99. Title
    Trustee;
    Compensation
    $0
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.0%
    Revenue
    $2,256,094,686
    Data date
    2022-06
  100. Title
    WMCF Trustee / President and Chief Executive Officer
    Compensation
    $0
    % Org revenue
    0.0%
    % Org comp
    0.0%

Methodology

Cause IQ digitizes and cleans electronic and paper / scanned Form 990s for over 1.8 million IRS-registered tax-exempt organizations. In this article, we looked at 501(c)(3) organizations that filled out Schedule H of the Form 990, indicating they were a hospital, and operated at least one hospital facility according to Schedule H, Part V, Section A. We then looked at personnel who were the CEO, Executive Director, or equivalent person-in-charge of their hospital, eliminating people who no longer work at the hospitals, only worked a partial year at the hospital in the most recent Form 990, or worked less than 30 hours a week at the hospital (which does happen for among related hospital entities). This resulted in a list of 1,593 nonprofit hospital CEOs. The compensation figures, unless otherwise noted, are for total compensation, which we calculate by adding Form 990, Part VII, Columns D, E, and F.

Article originally published on January 10, 2023.

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