Hospital CEO was paid $2.25 million before 200 got the ax - page 2

Posted on Sun, Dec. 22, 2002 Bonus preceded hospital's layoffs Albert Einstein's CEO was paid $2.25 million before 200 got the ax. By Karl Stark Inquirer Staff Writer A beleaguered... Read More

  1. by   MissdonditaBsn
    This makes me very ill indeed, and we wonder why more people are not being attracted to the profession of nursing! The message this kind of thing sends is that the CEO of a health system is valued more than the nurses who care for the patients. Without nurses to care for the patients, the patients will go elsewhere, which makes profits go down, which means the bean counters blame the nurses for the salaries and so on and so on......................

    this has got me so angry that I am almost speechless(almost)
  2. by   -jt
    the article quotes an MD at the facility: "Did Marty get too much? I doubt it. My hourly rate is too high, but that's the market. Marty got paid for doing what the marketplace says he should get paid.".......

    So I wonder why it is that all across the country, the same argument is resisted by these same kinds of people when applied to RNs & the rules of supply & demand?.....
  3. by   K O'Malley
    Yeah, if the rules of supply and demand applied to RNs I wouldn't be making $21.20/hr at a hospital with a severe nursing shortage, $.045/hr more than I made 10 yrs ago. My husband can never get over how the market place rule never seems to work for RNs.
  4. by   Youda
    Before there can be a change, nurses (all of them!) have to first figure out there's a problem. We talk about these things at allnurses, but the percentages of nurses willing to work for these kinds of wages and benefits, and tolerate a 2.6 million salary to management far exceed the few who find this obscene.
  5. by   oramar
    I wonder if there is an interview on record where this guy said we can't afford to have decent nurese patient ratios or to pay nurses a decent salary.