Hospital CEO Bonuses Reward Volume And Growth

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with ABC News, reports: "Like hospital leaders everywhere, the people running Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash., talk frequently about the need to control soaring medical costs. … But even as Valley officials talk about change, they're paying hospital CEO Richard Roodman tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses for driving the kind of profits and expansion many say are no longer affordable for patients, employers and taxpayers" (Hancock, 6/16). Read the story and related components, including a chart tracking CEO compensation, a sidebar detailing what sometimes determines a CEO’s compensation, a look at some CEOs who shun bonus pay and an FAQ about the story. You can also watch the video.

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