Excessive-priced health-care execs scoop $187M in salaries


Expensive well being care executives drew six-figure salaries of as much as $500,000 final 12 months whereas sufferers lined the hallways of overcapacity hospitals.

Paperwork obtained by the Toronto Solar present the 1,460 employees at seven well being care businesses, together with Native Well being Integration Networks (LHINs) and eHealth, drew a mixed $187.9 million in wage.

Michael Sherer, the CEO and president of Most cancers Care Ontario (CCO), was paid $504,900, plus $48,025 in taxable advantages, the paperwork present.

One CCO vice-president obtained $509,407, whereas a second vice chairman took dwelling $454,006, the paperwork disclose.

Ontario Well being Minister Christine Elliott introduced final month that the seven businesses — LHINs, CCO, eHealth Ontario, the Ontario Well being High quality Council (HQO), Trillium Reward of Life Community, HealthForceOntario Advertising and Recruitment and Well being Shared Companies — shall be consolidated into one tremendous well being company which she mentioned would scale back duplication in infrastructure and administration.

“The federal government’s precedence has at all times been investing in frontline employees, not C-suite executives and high-powered paper pushers,” a authorities supply mentioned Tuesday.

The supply confirmed that the annual Sunshine Checklist, a tally of provincially-funded public servants making $100,000 a 12 months or extra in wage, shall be launched Wednesday.

It’s anticipated to disclose that 371 employees at eHealth Ontario – the controversial and big-spending company that has lengthy struggled to execute its mandate to create digital well being data for sufferers – took dwelling mixed pay of greater than $45.7 million.

That works out to a mean wage of $123,346 a 12 months every.

CCO’s 218 workers obtained a complete of greater than $27.9 million in 2018, paperwork present.

The 14 LHINs, organizations accountable for serving to create an built-in health-care system and a frequent goal of Tory penny-pinching wrath, spent a mean of $6.6 million every on employees or $93.2 million in whole salaries final 12 months, the info reveals.

The largest spender was the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN which paid 72 employees members a complete of almost $9.2 million.

The Trillium Reward of Life Community spent about $four.5 million on 36 employees members, whereas HealthForceOntario Advertising and Recruitment company paid its seven employees members a complete of $937,489, in response to the paperwork.

Elliott’s plan requires a single company, to be known as Ontario Well being, to switch a number of businesses with an eye fixed to lowering overhead prices like human assets and accounting and redirecting funds to the federal government’s precedence of lowering hallway drugs.

Some critics, together with Ontario NDP Chief Andrea Horwath, have argued the tremendous company will open the door to extra privatization in well being care, however Elliott has denied that’s the aim as she redraws the health-care map.

High 10 Highest Paid in 2018 (Seven well being businesses to be consolidated)

  1. Linda Rabeneck, CCO VP: $509,406, plus $48,371 taxable advantages
  2. Michael Sherar, CCO CEO and President: $504,900, plus $48,024 taxable advantages
  3. Robin McLeod, CCO VP: $454,066, plus $2,721 taxable advantages
  4. Joshua Tepper, HQO President and CEO: $379,273 plus $1,254 taxable advantages
  5. Paul Huras, CEO South East LHIN: $368,288, plus $2,888 taxable advantages
  6. William B. MacLeod, CEO Mississauga Halton LHIN: $358,801, plus $2,746 taxable advantages
  7. Bruce Lauckner, CEO Waterloo Wellington LHIN: $347,382, plus $1,934 taxable advantages
  8. Kimberley Baker, CEO Central LHIN: $340,555, plus $1,601 taxable advantages
  9. Susan Fitzpatrick, CEO Toronto Central LHIN: $331,179, plus $1,274 taxable advantages
  10. Steve Gesner, eHealth Ontario govt VP: $318,181, plus $6,508 taxable advantages

(Supply: paperwork obtained by the Toronto Solar)

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