9% of CEOs at Midwest, Non-Profit Hospitals Make at Least $1M

Roughly nine percent of all CEOs at non-profit hospitals in the Midwest earned at least $1 million in 2008-09, and average total compensation was $480,804, according to a recent white paper by Payers & Providers, a California-based health business publisher.

Payers & Providers surveyed 731 non-profit hospitals that filed IRS Form 990 in 10 Midwestern states to see how much CEOs were earning. It also found that children's hospitals were home to the highest-paid executives. Of the 14 children's hospitals CEOs, eight earned more than $1 million, and the average total compensation in 2008 was $1.4 million.

Other key findings from the Payers & Providers white paper on Midwestern non-profit hospital CEOs include the following:

•    Rand O'Donnell, CEO of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., was the highest paid non-profit hospital CEO in the Midwest, earning roughly $5.98 million in 2008.
•    CEOs at Nebraska non-profit hospitals had the lowest average total compensation of the 10 states surveyed at $287,976.
•    Missouri's CEOs earned the highest average total compensation at $653,318, while Ohio's CEOs had the highest base compensation at $345,472.
•    The average hospital in the survey reported a net income of $4.9 million, with more than 200 reporting losses.
•    The average total compensation for each CEO per hospital bed was $4,925 and the mean was $3,401.

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