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May 7, 2021

Executive Compensation at AdventHealth (2018)

by Anne Paddock

AdventHealth (formerly known as Adventist Health System until 2019 when the 501 (c) (3) “rebranded” itself) is one of the largest non-profit health care providers in the United States with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. Based in Altamonte Springs, Florida, AdventHealth is a very large system with dozens of separate 501 (c) (3)’s for the hospitals, physician care, patient care, and more.

This post looks at the executive compensation at  Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (AHSSHC) because the most recent (2018) IRS Form 990 is available for this entity (before the organization was rebranded to AdventHealth). It is important to note there are dozens of other related and affiliated non-profits related to AdventHealth that are not covered in this post.


AHSSHC provided executive leadership and other professional support services to the subsidiaries and affiliates of its healthcare network.  Consequently, most revenue is from affiliated organizations within the network who pay AHSSHC for management and reimbursement for salaries, wages, and other expenses.  However, it is important to note AHSSHC has more than $750 million in net assets which indicates AHSSHC has spent less than the organization received.

In 2018, AHSSHC reported having 4,372 employees who were compensated $496 million, which equates to an average compensation of $113,000. However, only 1,011 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 21 most highly compensated employees listed below:

  • $4,495,072:  Terry D Shaw, Director/President/CEO
  • $3,394,902:  Lars D Houmann, Director/COO
  • $3,273,659:  Randall L Haffner, Director/SEVP/CEO Multi-state Division
  • $2,471,106:  Michael Schultz, SEVP, CEO West Florida Division
  • $2,235,841:  Eric Stevens, SEO, Acute Health, Central Florida Division
  • $2,073,454:  Daryl Tol, SEVP/CEO Central Florida Division
  • $1,949,910:  Paul Rathbun, Director (beg 9/18). SEVP/CFO
  • $1,936,370:  Todd Goodman, SVP/CFO, Central Florida Division
  • $1,798,807:  Bruce Bergherm, SEO, Acute Health, West Florida Division
  • $1,690,747:  Sandra K Johnson, Director/EVP/Chief Admin Officer
  • $1,685,648:  Eddie Soler, EVP/Senior Finance Officer
  • $1,665,667:  Brent G Snyder, Director/ EVP/CIO
  • $1,565,029:  David Banks, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
  • $1,409,328:  Peter M Weber, Pres/CEO, Southeast Region
  • $1,338,997:  Kenneth A Finch, President/CEO, Southwest Region
  • $1,284,866:  Jeffrey Bromme, EVP, Chief Legal Officer
  • $1,146,165:  David Moorhead, SEO, Chief Clinical Officer (beg 12/18)
  • $  871,434:  Kathleen Clem, EVP, Chief Clinical Officer (end 12/18)
  • $  783,771:  Olesea Azevedo, SVP, Chief HR Officer
  • $  550,200:  Loran D Hauck, Former EVP/Chief Clinical Officer
  • $  429,809:  Donald L Jernigan, Director (beg 9/18)/CEO Emeritus Leadership

The 21 most highly compensated employees received more than $38 million, which equates to an average compensation of $1.8 million.

18 of the 21 (86%) most highly compensated employees are male while 3 of the 21 (14%) are female. Of the 10 most highly compensated employees, 9 are male while the sole female is at the bottom of the list (although it is important to point out she was compensated $1.7 million in 2018).  It is also important to note AHSSHC has 65 voting members of a governing body, 54 of whom are independent. The Form 990 (2018) lists 68 directors (due to timing differences), 58 of whom are male (85%) and 10 of whom are female (15%).

AHSSHC paid for first class or charter travel, travel for companions, health of social club dues or initiation fees, a residence for personal use or a housing allowance, discretionary spending accounts, and gross up payments and tax indemnification. For details on these expenses, see Form 990, Schedule J, Part III, Supplemental Information.  In addition, information on the SERP and SEDB (Senior Executive Dean Benefit) Plans are also detailed.

To read the IRS Form 990 (2018), click here.

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