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June 18, 2021

Executive Compensation at Trinity Health (MI)

by Anne Paddock

Trinity Health is a tax-exempt non-profit Catholic healthcare system that employee more than 120,000 in 92 hospitals and more than 120 continuing healthcare locations (i.e. senior living, hospice, home care, etc) in 22 states. Based in Livonia, Michigan, Trinity Health includes hundreds of related and affiliated organizations. This post reports the executive compensation at Trinity Health Corporation (THC), which overseas the entire healthcare system.

Governed by 15 directors (14 of whom are independent), THC has a board made up of 7 women and 9 men (note: 16 directors are listed on the Form 990, which appears due to timing differences).

In 2019, THC reported total revenue of $2 billion, most of which came from “subsidiary fees” which is what the related/affiliated organizations pay to THC to manage the entire healthcare system. Expenses totaled $2 billion with the largest expenses reported to be compensation ($756 million), office-related expenses ($682 million), interest ($240 million), and fees for services ($167 million).

5,313 employees received $756 million in compensation, which equates to an average compensation of $142,000. However, only 1,495 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 27 most highly compensated reported to be:

  • $2,951,758: Richard Gilfillan, Director, CEO (through 6/19)
  • $2,475,859: Michael Slubowski, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • $2,372,507: Barbara Walters, Former Key Employee
  • $1,786,121: Paul Neumann, Secy, EVP, Chief Legal Officer (through 8/18)
  • $1,748,458: Daniel Roth, EVP, Chief Clinical Officer
  • $1,732,742: Benjamin Carter, Treasurer, EVP, CFO
  • $1,694,878: Sally Jeffcoat, EVP, Growth, Strategy, and Innovation
  • $1,522,588: Robert Casalou, President and CEO, Michigan Region
  • $1,393,553: Mark Fromison, Former Key Employee
  • $1,297,537: Marcus Shipley, SVP, Chief Information Officer
  • $1,284,936: Nora Triola, Former Key Employee
  • $1,272,923: John Rodis, President, St Francis Hospital
  • $1,271,691: Susan Croushore, President, Mercy Health of SEPA
  • $1,270,106: Edmund Hodge, EVP, Chief HR Officer
  • $1,154,276: Roger Spoelman, LUHS Int CEO through 10/18, SVP 10-12/18
  • $1,102,611: Cynthia Clemence, Asst Treasurer, SVP, Operations CFO
  • $1,040,533: John Capasso, EVP, Continuing Care
  • $ 991,877: Paul Conlon, Former Key Employee
  • $ 929,480: Louis Fierens II, EVP, Administrative Services
  • $ 880,687: Michael Hemsley, Asst Secy, Deputy General Counsel
  • $ 839,899: Linda Ross, Secy, EVP, Chief Legal Officer (as of 9/18)
  • $ 831,230: Paul Harkaway, Former Key Employee, Chief Acct Care Dev Officer
  • 4 800,818: Michael Holper, Former Key Employee, SVP, Int/Audit SERVICES
  • $ 709,165: Cynthia Fry, Former Key Employee, SVP Rev Excellence
  • $ 707,288: Michael Finegan, Former Key Employee, Pres Accute Care, St Peters
  • $ 567,365: Philip Boyle, Former Key Employee, SVP, Mission
  • $ 294,490: Joshua Moore, Asst Secy, VP Managing Counsel

The 27 most highly compensated employees received $35 million but what is interesting to note is that so many of the most highly compensated employees are former key employees.

20 of the 27 (74%) most highly compensated employees are male while 7 (26% are female).

THC provided tax indemnification or gross up payments and housing allowance or residences for personal use. To read specifics about these benefits, severance compensation, and the supplemental executive retirement plan, see the Form 990, Schedule J, Part III, Supplemental Information.

440 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 5 most highly compensated were reported to be:

  • $45 milion: Cerner Corp, of Kansas City, MO for software services
  • $40 million: Presidio Networked Solutions, of Wixom, MI for software services
  • $40 million: EPIC Systems Corp, of Milwaukee, WI for software services
  • $33 million: Melillo Consulting, of Somerset, NJ for IT consulting
  • $31 million: Strategic Staffing, of Detroit, MI for temporary staffing

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