CEO of Local Area Hospital gets Millions of Dollars in Compensation

United States
January 15, 2009 9:57am CST
I just saw on our local news channel yesterday that the CEO of Carolinas Healthcare Systems got paid 3.5 million dollars in compensation for 2008. Carolinas Healthcare is the third-largest public hospital system in the country. All together 6 of thier top executives were paid over 1 million dollars in 2008. The top 10 range from $700,000 to 3.5 million. CHS Chairperson says they are a crack team of the best and brightest, they have tough jobs, big jobs and that their salaries were comparable to the rest of the nations leading hospitals staffs. Do you think their jobs are tougher than our policeman, fireman, or teachers? Do you think that they need to be paid that much money? I was in shock when I saw this yesterday.
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@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
15 Jan 09
No. I consider them thieves of the worst sort. CEO's get paid while their companies go under and their workers lose their jobs. They shouldn't be paid unless their company is making money. Policemen, firemen, teachers and other people helping and saving people in the day-to-day living deserve more money and recognition than any CEO. They don't put their lives on the line every day, or spend their days trying to influence the future (children). These are the people who deserve the recognition and money.