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August 7, 2019

Executive Compensation at BJC HealthCare

by Anne Paddock

BJC HealthCare (whose legal name is BJC Health System) is one of the largest non-profit healthcare providers in the country with 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations in Missouri and Illinois. BJC HealthCare consists of dozens of affiliated non-profits but the one that encompasses most of the employees of the network is the BJC Health System Group Return which shows the organization reported $4.658 billion in revenue, $4.450 billion in expenses, $208 million in unspent revenue, and $3.038 billion in net assets (or fund balances).

The most recent IRS Form 990 (2016) reports 34,136 employees were compensated $1.839 billion (about 40% of revenue) which equates to an average compensation of $54,000.  2,578 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 66 most highly compensated employees listed below:

  1. $2,613,055:  Steven Lipstein, BJC President, CEO, Dir-Ex Off
  2. $2,335,213:  Mark J Turner, MRHS President, Treasurer
  3. $2,286,921:  Richard Likeweg, BJH Director
  4. $1,633,890:  Lee Fetter, CHSDC President, Director
  5. $1,463,536:  Robert W Cannon, BJS President, Director
  6. $1,457,058:  Sandra VanTrease, CHAS Director
  7. $1,441,361:  Kevin Roberts, BJC SVP, CFO, Treasurer
  8. $1,398,326:  Michael DeHaven, BJC SVP, General Counsel, Secretary
  9. $1,245,486:  Joan MacGruder, SLCH President, Director
  10. $1,133,443:  Dan Rothery, BJC Home President, Director
  11. $1,030,283:  Lannis E Hall, Physician
  12. $1,028,066:  Prasad V Kandula, MMG Director
  13. $  987,966:  Robert J O’Bert, BJC Physician
  14. $  958,558:  David J Sewall, Physician
  15. $  936,125:  David Weiss, BJC Home Director
  16. $  929,908:  Michael J Paul, Physician
  17. $  872,646:  Andrew Krainik, Physician
  18. $  739,194:  Gregory Schüler, BJC VP Chief Investment Officer
  19. $ 735,547:  Joe Lanius, MRHS Secretary (Term 6/2016)
  20. $  734,148:  Mark Krieger, BJH VP, CFO, Treasurer
  21. $  718,240:  Hans Moosa, MESI Director
  22. $  714,988:  John Antes, MBMC President, Director
  23. $  686,396:  David Aplington, BJC BH Secretary, Director
  24. $  667,353:  John Beatty, BJC SVP Chief HR Officer
  25. $  639,216:  John Ellena, CHC Director
  26. $  617,210:  Ronald McMullen, CH President, Director (Term 6/2016)
  27. $  563,797:  John Wuellner, AMH Director (compensation from a related org)
  28. $  549,628:  Kevin Baumer, MESI Director
  29. $  536,322:  Coreen Vlodarchyk, BJC Home Director
  30. $  534,339:  Trisha Lollo, BJC Home Director
  31. $  534,144:  Scott Kirkley, PHC Director
  32. $  514,168:  Jim Sinek, CHAS, President, Director
  33. $  488,957:  Charles Black Douglas, BJWCH President, Director (Term 1/2016)
  34. $  480,778:  Thomas Karl, PHC President, Director
  35. $  473,573:  Thomas Jackson, MBHS Director
  36. $  450,570:  Glen Schwaegel, PWHC, VP Finance
  37. $  447,004:  Chris Watts, BJSPH President, Director (begin 11/2016)
  38. $  421,923:  David Alan Braasch, AMH President, Director
  39. $  420,159:  Michele McKee, SLCH VP Finance
  40. $  409,383:  Greg Patterson, BJC Secretary (No Vote)
  41. $  405,935:  Jamesy C Smith, PHC Director
  42. $  395,646:  Kim Gladstone, BJC BH President and Executive Director
  43. $  389,978:  Ruth Holmes, MESI Secretary (beginning 6/2016)
  44. $  382,607:  Susan Koesterer, CH VP Finance
  45. $  380,234:  Rhonda Brandon, BJC Former SVP/Chief HR Officer
  46. $  379,636:  David Riedel, AMH Director ($340,828 was from a related org)
  47. $  378,341:  Larry Tracy, BJSPH President, Director (Term 7/2016)
  48. $  357,863:  Tony Schwarm, MBHS President
  49. $  341,730:  Rosella Fowler, CHAS Vice Chairman
  50. $  328,517:  Alison Baker, MBHS Director
  51. $  326,505:  Lori Schreiner, BJC Home Director
  52. $  308,864:  James B Davis, MMG Secretary, VP, Director
  53. $  307,122:  Amy Desart, MBMC VP Finance
  54. $  300,361:  Amy Thomas, PMMCI VP Finance Secretary
  55. $  293,514:  Gary Grix, PHC Director
  56. $  291,649:  Edward Dumontier, PHC Director
  57. $  282,444:  David Weinstein, MBMC Director
  58. $  272,265:  Mathew Zimmerman, MBHS Director
  59. $  264,829:  Monica Smith, BHHC VP, Director
  60. $  256,157:  Chris Ward, Secretary, Treasurer
  61. $  220,025:  Patrick Venditti, BJC CHS VP, Secretary, Director
  62. $  214,674:  Rick L Stevens, CH President, Director (Beg 6/2016)
  63. $  210,896:  Marilee Stockmann, BJC Home Director
  64. $  208,051:  Barbi Berrong, BJC BH VP and Executive Director
  65. $  177,285:  Melanie Mueth, BJC Home Director
  66. $  150,342:  Joshua Jensen, II, CH Director

Note:  The initials after the name appear to be the non-profit the employee is affiliated with. The word “Term” appears to mean terminated.

48 of the 66 (73%) most highly compensated employees are male while 16 (27%) are female. 8 of the 10 most highly compensated employees are male while 2 are female. 23 of the 25 (92%) most highly compensated employees are male while 2 (8%) are female.

The IRS Form 990 also reports the organization paid for first class or charter travel, health or social club dues or initiation fees, and tax indemnification and gross up payments. For more detail on these expenses, go to Schedule J, Part III, Supplemental Information of the Form 990 (click here for the link).

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