Compensation of Connecticut health care executives
Angela Mattie, chair and professor of health care management and organizational leadership, is available to comment on the Office of Health Care Access' report on Connecticut health care executives' salaries in 2014.
"The position of CEO at an acute care hospital is complex, challenging and difficult," said Mattie, who is a member of St. Mary's Hospital's board of directors. "At first blush, the over 1 million dollar salaries of Connecticut hospital executives seems outrageous. However, compared to CEO salaries in other industries, these numbers are relatively modest. These salaries are also comparable to other states' hospital executives.
"Considering the increasing demands on hospitals and the increasing complexity of the health care system, we will need to continue to attract highly skilled individuals," she said. "Adequate and fair compensation is one method to assure we continue to attract those individuals with highly developed leadership and financial skills and with a dedication to patient safety and health care quality. Increasing value and providing the safest care at the lowest cost are where our national and state dialogue should be focused. This takes skilled and adequately compensated leadership."
To speak to Mattie, please contact John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).