Hospital Execs Get Million-Dollar-Plus Pay

The Boston Globe headline reads: "Hospitals Spent to Keep Talent."

An alternative headline might be: Top Boston hospital executives earn large salaries. Or at least, they did in 2008, before the economic crisis hit full blast. It would be interesting to read what their pay is like in these days of layoffs and cutbacks. Any volunteers?

Newly required public filings obtained by the Globe include these 2008 pay packages:

Elaine S. Ullian, now retired as Boston Medical Center’s chief executive: nearly $4.8 million, including $3.5 million in deferred compensation

James J. Mongan, former Partners chief executive: $3.6 million in total compensation.

Gary L. Gottlieb, president of the Partners-owned Brigham and Women’s Hospital: $1.6 million total package.

Peter L. Slavin, then president of Partners’ Massachusetts General Hospital: $1.4 million total.

Paul F. Levy, chief executive of Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: nearly $1.3 million.

Ellen M. Zane, chief executive at Tufts Medical Center: about $1.2 million.

Ralph de la Torre, chief executive of the Catholic hospital chain Caritas Christi Health Care: $1.2 million in total in 2008.

This program aired on August 17, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.



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