The Seattle Times' Lewis Lamb, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Washington’s highest-paid public-hospital executive has won a new two-year employment contract that will pay him more than $1 million a year in salary and bonuses. But for longtime Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Rich Roodman, the deal amounts to a pay cut. Roodman’s contract was the focus of a Kaiser Health News story last June, which looked at how incentives for hospital CEOS were driving the kind of hospital profits and expansion that many say are no longer affordable for patients, employers and taxpayers" (Lamb, 12/18). Read the story.
Earlier, related Kaiser Health News coverage: Hospital CEO Bonuses Reward Volume And Growth (Hancock, 6/16).
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