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October 26, 2021

Executive Compensation at BJC HealthCare (2019)

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 and taxable partnerships, trusts, and corporations but the one that encompasses most of the employees of the network is the BJC Health System Group Return (2019) – hereafter referred to as BJC – which shows the organization reported $5.5 billion in revenue (most of which came from the provision of healthcare) and $5.2 billion in expenses (with the 2 largest expenses being compensation ($2 billion) and medical supplies ($1 billion).

Consequently, BJC HealthCare increased net assets from $3.25 billion at the beginning of the year to $3.6 billion at the end of 2019.

Governed by 264 voting members (of whom 162 are independent) referred to as directors, of the governing body (board of directors), there are 182 males (69% of the board) and 82 (31%) females.

35,414 employees received $2 billion in compensation (36% of total revenue)  which equates to an average compensation of $56,500.  3,638 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 66 most highly compensated employees listed below: Note:  The initials after the name appear to be the non-profit the employee is affiliated with. The word “Term” appears to mean terminated.

  1. $2,687,850:  Richard Liekweg, President, Director (BJC)
  2. $1,505,890:  Robert W Cannon, President, Director (BJH)
  3. $1,495,298:  Sandra Van-Trease, Director (CHAS)
  4. $1,333,769:  Joan Magruder, Director (AMH)
  5. $1,199,319:  Charles Grimshaw, Physician (BJC)
  6. $1,191,130:  Nick Barto, SVP, CFO, Treasurer (BJC)
  7. $1,166,717:  Michael J Paul, Physician (BJC)
  8. $1,141,978:  Mark J Turner, President, Director (MRHS)
  9. $1,118,714:  Lannis E Hall, Physician (BJC)
  10. $1,115,536:  Jerry Fox, Director (BJSPH)
  11. $1,051,455:  Andrew J Krainik, Physician (BJC)
  12. $1,021,333:  Hans Moosa, Director (MESI)*
  13. $1,013,770:  David Aplington, SVP, General Counsel, Secy (BJC)
  14. $1,009,013:  Milton O Ochieng, Physician (BJC)
  15. $  934,042:  Douglas Pogue, President and Manager (PGLC)
  16. $  911,868:  R Scott Martin, Director (MBMC)
  17. $  898,446:  John Beatty, Treasurer, Director (BJCWC)
  18. $  828,526:  Joseph Thomas, VP Chief Invest Officer effort 8/18 (BJC)
  19. $  798,453:  Chris Watts, President, Director (BJSPH)
  20. $  797,141:  Mark Krieger, VP, CFO, Treasurer (BJH)
  21. $  796,064:  John Antes, President, Director (MBMC)
  22. $  751,133:  Doug Dothager, Director (PMMCI)*
  23. $  733,847:  Mark Shen, President, Director Term 3/19 (SLCH)
  24. $  705,056:  Dan Rothery, President, Director (BJCHOME)
  25. $  639,589:  Thomas Karl, President, Director (PHC)
  26. $  637,886:  Trish Lollo, President, Director (BJWCH)
  27. $  637,852:  Sarah Terrace, Secretary, Director (BJC BH)
  28. $  631,195:  Steven Lipstein, Former CEO, Director Term 12/17 (BJC)
  29. $  620,608:  Scott Kirkley, Director (PHC)
  30. $  613, 479:  Lori Schreiner, Director (BJCHOME)
  31. $  611,843:  Jim Sinek, President, Director (CHAS)
  32. $  600,020:  Rick L Stevens, President, Director (CH)
  33. $  584,420:  Lee Fetter, Former President, Director Term 10/16
  34. $  596,379:  Michele McKee, VP, Finance (SLCH)
  35. $  593,019:  Douglas Charles Black, Former Pres, Director Term 1/16 (BJWCH)
  36. $  584,278:  Nancy Kadlec-Patterson, Director (BJCHOME)
  37. $  578,692:  Adriena Beatty, Director (PMMCI)
  38. $  566,443:  Kevin Baumer, Director (MESI)*
  39. $  552,886:  Jame Gusmano, VP, Finance, Secy (PMMCI)
  40. $  541,197:  Angeleen Lewis Peters, Director (BJCHOME)
  41. $  540,955:  Greg Patterson, Former Secy, Dir Term 3/18 (BJH)
  42. $  518,300:  Susan Koesterer, VP, Finance (CH)
  43. $  516,542:  Amy Desart, VP, Finance (MBMC)
  44. $  499,734:  Thomas Jackson, Director (MBHS)
  45. $  489,849:  Robin Blount, Secretary, Director (CHAS)
  46. $  474,217:  Ann Abad, President, Director (beg 12/19) (BJWCH)
  47. $  470,002:  Monica Smith, Vice-Chairman, Director (CHAS)
  48. $  463,873:  Alison Baker, Director (MBHS)
  49. $  457,850:  William Casperson, Director (MMG)
  50. $  457,555:  Alan David Braasch, President, Director (AMH)
  51. $  452,369:  Michele Thomas, Director, CHC
  52. $  438,413:  Gary Grix, Director (PHC)
  53. $  436,366:  Tony Schwarm, President (MBHS)
  54. $  421,992:  Stephanie Sandberg, Director (PWHC)
  55. $  418,223:  Barbara Karl, President, Director 9BJC)
  56. $  406,944:  Sara Reid, Secretary (BJH)
  57. $  393,805:  Trey James David, Director (BHHC)
  58. $  393,336:  Michael McManus, Former Secy, Director Term 6/17 (MRHS)
  59. $  393,217:  David Weinstein, Director (MBMC)
  60. $  391,023:  Rosella Fowler, Former Vice Chair, Term 4/17 (CHAS)
  61. $  362,506:  Teresa Halloran, Director (BJCHOME)
  62. $  357,949:  Chris Ward, Secretary, Treasurer (CHC)
  63. $  349,424:  Elizabeth Lawson, VP Finance (PWHC)
  64. $  340,207:  Stacy Olinger, Director (BJWCH)
  65. $  318,928:  Beatriz Ramos-Pardo, Director (PMMCI)*
  66. $  234,777:  Patrick Venditti, VP and Secy, Director (BJC CHS)

A “*” indicates all or a portion of the compensation was from a related/affiliated organization.

BJC paid for first class or charter travel, health or social club dues or initiation fees, gross up payments or tax indemnications, and a residence for personal use or housing allowance. For detail on these expenses, please see the Form 990, Schedule J, Part III, Supplemental Information.  

43 of the 66 (65%) most highly compensated employees are male while 23 (35%) 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.

$19.3 million was paid to Tarlton Corporation, which is owned 35% by SLCH Board Member Hart, for construction and design services. It is unclear why this transaction is not listed in the top 5 of the most highly compensated contractors (list is below).

337 independent contractors received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 5 highest reported to be:

  • $287 million:  Wash U School of Medicine, of St. Louis, MO for med services
  • $ 26 million:  Mid American Transplant Srvcs, of St Louis, MO for trsplnt services
  • $ 21 million:  Missouri Cardiovasular Specialists, of Columbia, MO for med services
  • $  17 million:  Morrisons Health Care, of Atlanta, GA for food services
  • $  12 million:  Cardinal Health, of Chicago, IL for med services

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