New York hospital CEO still collecting $600k salary 1 year after resignation

John McCabe, MD, stepped down as CEO of Syracuse, N.Y.-based SUNY Upstate Medical Center in January 2017, but he is still collecting an annual salary of $600,500, according to

Dr. McCabe is listed on the hospital's payroll as senior assistant president, though when asked by reporters if the position was full time, Dr. McCabe referred all questions to the hospital. Reporters' questions sparked from Dr. McCabe's Jan. 8 Facebook post detailing a Caribbean cruise he was on, when a friend commented asking if the trip was for business or vacation.

"Vacation ... work is no longer in my future!" Dr. McCabe wrote in response, according to

SUNY Upstate spokesman Darryl Geddes said Dr. McCabe provides important consulting services to hospital leadership.

"Dr. McCabe has a long history with Upstate, making his institutional knowledge of hospital operations and their interface with SUNY and the regulatory environment valuable for the transition," said Mr. Geddes, according to

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