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April 6, 2023

Executive Compensation at St Joseph Health System (2020)

by Anne Paddock

St. Joseph Health System (SJH) is a California-based non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) that is part of Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH).  Affiliated with the Catholic church, SJH is an integrated healthcare system serving residents in northern California with 5 hospitals and numerous healthcare facilities staffed by thousands of employees.  Note:  SJH which also served West Texas and East New Mexico merged with Providence Health and Services (PH&S) to form PSJH in 2016.

In 2020, SJH reported total revenue of $482 million (compared to $547 million the prior year), most of which came from two sources:  support and services ($364 million) and home health care ($99 million).

Expenses totaled $486 million (including $46 million in depreciation) in 2020 with the largest expenses reported to be compensation ($246 million) and fees for services ($118 million).

1,592 employees received $246 million in compensation, which equates to an average compensation of $155,000.  492 employees received more than $100,000 with the most highly compensated listed below:

  • $1,724,737:  Richard Parks, Regional CE, West Texas, East New Mexico
  • $1,548,935:  Kevin Manemann, EVP and CE, Physician Enterprise
  • $1,328,105:  Kevin Klockenga, Regional CE, Northern CA
  • $1,039,841:  Brian Helleland, Chief Executive, SJF
  • $1,026,776:  Michael Marino, Chief Med Info Officer, PSJH
  • $  981,641:  Jeremy Zoch, Chief Executive, SJO
  • $  954,403:  Roberta Luskin-Hawk, Chief Executive, Eureka
  • $  864,637:  Jim Watson, Assistant Secretary
  • $  795,726:  Frank Beirne, Regional CEO, Northern CA
  • $  791,716:  Seth Teigen, Chief Executive, MHrMC
  • $  665,715:  Lisa Weaver, Chief Integrity and External Relations Officer
  • $  661,786:  Larry Coomes, Chief Executive, QVMC

10 of the 12 (83%) most highly compensated employees listed above are male while 2 of the 12 (17%) are female.

In addition, the following highly compensated employees were reported (but compensated from a related organization):

  • $10,113,395:  Rod Hochman, Board Trustee
  • $ 8,764,668:  Mike Butler, President, Operations
  • $ 2,341,316:  Robert Braithwaite, Chief Executive HOAG
  • $ 2,312,296:  Erik Wexler, Former EVP Chief Executive, Southern CA
  • $ 2,103,634:  Cindy Strauss, Secretary (part year)
  • $ 1,746,592:  Jo Ann Escasa-Haigh, EVP, Treasurer, CFO
  • $ 2,106,811:  Venkat Bhamidipati, EVP, Treasurer (part year)
  • $1,167,469:  Verona Dorch, Secretary (part year)
  • $1,139,957:  John Whipple, Assistant Secretary
  • $  798,442:  Gregg Hoffman, President/CEO (part year)
  • $  749,045:  Walter Cathey, Chief Executive, Covenant
  • $  251,287:  Donald Anderson, Jr, Former Assistant Secretary for ENROL
  • $  214,241:  Shannon Dwyer, Former EVP,General Counsel/Secretary

9 of the 13 (69%) most highly compensated employees (from affiliated organizations) are male while 4 of the 13 (31%) are female.

SJH paid for first class or charter travel, companion travel, and provided gross up payments and tax indemnification.  To read more about these expenses and retirement benefits, please see Schedule J, Part III Supplemental Information on the Form 990 (link at the end of the post).

The following individuals received severance payments in 2020:

  • $507,235:  Mike Butler
  • $750,000:  V Venkat Bhamidipati
  • $207,274:  Shannon Dwyer

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

  • $28 million:  US Bank Corporate Payment Systems, of St Louis, MO for account management
  • $12 million:  Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, of Seattle, WA for legal services
  • $ 7 million:  Medical Information Technology, of Chicago, IL for software services
  • $ 7 million:  Cardinal Health, of Los Angeles, CA for medical services
  • $ 5 million:  Global Sourcing Group, of Burlington, VT for communication services

To read the IRS Form 990 (2020), click here.

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