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10 Highest-Paid Hospital and Health System CEOs in Washington

In 2012, the 10 highest-paid hospital and health system CEOs, presidents and administrators in Washington state received roughly $18.9 million in cumulative compensation.

Earlier this summer, the Washington State Department of Health began posting compensation data of the highest-compensated nonprofit hospital employees. Hospital executives at for-profit hospitals are not included, under state law.  

The Department of Health posted hospital executive compensation reports for the 2012 fiscal year, which varies from hospital to hospital. Here are the 10 highest-paid hospital and health system CEOs, presidents and executive administrators in Washington, according to the Department of Health's latest figures. Note: Compensation figures include base salary, bonuses, incentives, deferred compensation and other reportable compensation.

1. John Koster, MD, retired, Providence Health & Services (Renton): $4.45 million

2. Gary Kaplan, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle): $3.74 million

3. Rod Hochman, MD, Providence Health & Services (Renton): $1.77 million

4. John Evans Jr., retired, Central Washington Hospital (Wenatchee): $1.77 million

5. Diane Cecchettini, RN, MultiCare Health System (Tacoma): $1.39 million

6. Scott Armstrong, Group Health Cooperative (Seattle): $1.34 million

7. Rich Roodman, Valley Medical Center (Renton): $1.29 million

8. Alan Yordy, PeaceHealth (Vancouver): $1.27 million

9. Bill Schneider, retired, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (Seattle): $1 million

10. Rand Wortman, Kadlec Health System (Richland): $879,058

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