Compensation for Carolinas HealthCare CEO, Other Top Execs Soars 11%

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The top 10 executives within Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System recorded total compensation of more than $19.4 million in 2012 — an increase of more than 11 percent from 2011, according to a Charlotte Observer report.

CarolinasHealthCareLogoCarolinas CEO Michael Tarwater again recorded the highest pay, earning more than $4.76 million in salary, bonuses and other compensation, according to the report. This was a 12.4 percent increase from 2011, when Mr. Tarwater earned more than $4.25 million.

Carolinas spokespeople said the executive pay was "performance-based" and "reflects the system's growth," according to the report. Carolinas currently has more than 30 acute-care hospitals within its network.

Here were the 2012 compensation figures of the other nine top-paid executives at Carolinas. Figures include base salary, bonuses, incentives, retirement, health benefits and other compensation.

•    Joseph Piemont, president and COO:  $2.88 million
•    Greg Gombar, CFO:  $1.9 million
•    Laurence Hinsdale, executive vice president of the regional group:  $1.84 million
•    Paul Franz, executive vice president of the physician services group:  $1.7 million
•    Dennis Phillips, executive vice president of the metro group:  $1.42 million
•    Roger Ray, MD, CMO:  $1.32 million
•    John Knox, III, chief administrative officer:  $1.3 million
•    Debra Plousha Moore, executive vice president and chief human resources officer:  $1.15 million
•    Russell Guerin, executive vice president of business development:  $1.14 million

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