9 Latest Hospital, Physician Compensation Stories

Here are the nine latest hospital and physician compensation stories from the past month, starting with the most recent.

1. Male Nurses Have Higher Salaries Than Females
Male registered nurses are representing more of the general nursing population, and they also earn more money than their female counterparts.

2. HMA Grants $3M to CEO Gary Newsome for Profitable 2012
The compensation committee of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates approved long-term incentive compensation packages for several top executives, including CEO Gary Newsome, based on the for-profit hospital's profitable 2012.

3. Connecticut Governor Blasts Hospital Executive Pay
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) spoke out on large compensation packages paid to hospital executives, saying it's a national epidemic of pursuing "talent for short-term gains."

4. Hospital Employee Pay Holds Steady at $39 Per Hour in 2012
The average compensation of hospital employees — including nurses, managers, service workers and others, but not physicians — rose 0.4 percent from March 2012 to September 2012.

5. Oregon Health Plan to Boost Primary Care Compensation
FamilyCare, a Portland, Ore.-based, non-profit health insurer that offers Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans, announced it will increase reimbursements to primary care providers by 50 percent this year.

6. Public California Hospital CEO Nancy Farber Receives $162k Bonus
The board of directors for Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif., awarded CEO Nancy Farber more than $162,000 in incentives and bonuses, increasing her current compensation to nearly $814,000.

7. Hospital CEO Salaries in New York's North Country Vary Widely
New York's North Country, a stretch of six northern counties that covers more than 400,000 people, contains several hospitals, but CEO salary varied widely at those hospitals.

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

9. Stony Brook University Hospital in NY Defends Overtime Pay
Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital dished out the second-most overtime pay among state-owned organizations, but hospital executives defended their overtime practices, saying it provides the hospital flexibility while minimizing costs.

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