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17 nonprofit hospital CEOs who made $5M+ in 2014

Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, topped The Wall Street Journal's "Million-Dollar Club" for executives of nonprofit organizations who earned at least $1 million in 2014.

For its analysis, WSJ examined compensation data from nonprofits' 2014 and 2015 tax filings submitted as of Dec. 30, 2016.

Here are 17 nonprofit hospital CEOs who made the list and earned at least $5 million.

Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of Ascension (St. Louis)
Total compensation: $17,565,552

Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
Total compensation: $10,105,557

William Winkenwerder, MD, former CEO of Highmark Health (Pittsburgh)
Total compensation: $9,793,477

Daniel F. Evans, former president and CEO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis)
Total compensation: $8,106,617

Javon Bea, president and CEO of Mercyhealth (Janesville, Wis.)
Total compensation: $8,043,977

Lloyd H. Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health (San Francisco)
Total compensation: $7,696,700

James Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Total compensation: $7,682,756

Philip Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care (Grand Blanc, Mich.)
Total compensation: $6,976,561

Robert A. Chrencik, president and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore)
Total compensation: $6,902,166

Warren Hern, former CEO of Unity Hospital of Rochester (N.Y.)
Total compensation: $6,516,486

Jeffrey A. Romoff, president and CEO of UPMC (Pittsburgh)
Total compensation: $6,424,639

Patrick Fry, former president and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.)
Total compensation: $6,354,697

Steven M. Altschuler, MD, former CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Total compensation: $6,157,450

Judith Persichilli, former interim CEO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.)
Total compensation: $5,703,473

Dan Wolterman, former president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston)
Total compensation: $5,610,219

William Thompson, former CEO of SSM Health (St. Louis)
Total compensation: $5,504,981

Deborah Proctor, former CEO of St. Joseph Health System (Irvine, Calif.)
Total compensation: $5,293,554

Editor's note: This article was updated March 22, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. to remove Howard Kern from the list. We regret this error.

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