Total pay for top executives at Maryland hospitals and health systems

The Baltimore Sun analyzed the compensation packages of CEOs and presidents at Maryland hospitals and health systems. The data was gathered from 990 forms hospitals and other non-profits must file with the IRS every year. The 990s were posted on the websites of the state Health Services Cost Review Commission and Guidestar, a national database of nonprofit information. The forms include information such as salary, retirement benefits and bonuses. Reporting requirements changed from year to year. For fiscal year ending in 2012, executives had to report retirement packages as income even though it won't be collected until they retire, resulting in significant increases in compensation totals for some. NOTE: This chart is sorted by highest total pay for fiscal year ending in 2012.

NameHospital/Health SystemFiscal year ending in 2012 BaseBonus, incentive and compensationOther reportable compensationRetirement deferred compensationNontaxable benefitsFY ending in 2012 TotalFY ending in 2011 totalPercent changeFiscal year ending in 2010 totalNotes
Samet, Kenneth MedStar Health 1,166,8871,481,6703,477,594, 163,98719,3926,309,5303,257,35993.70%3,703,488
Xinis, JamesCalvert Memorial Hospital309,57702,843,244367,33310,5923,530,726865,773307.81%861,651
Peterson, RonaldJohns Hopkins Hospital and Health System1,101,197451,124151,2341,754,88523,0923,481,5321,866,92286.49%1,918,101
Chrencik, Robert A.University of Maryland Medical System1,124,953937,12511,560204,1079,6252,287,3701,853,43923.41%1,656,102
Mullen, Thomas Mercy Medical Center767,308270,000523,83011,02522,0071,594,1701,286,22323.94%1,124,225
Green, Warren Lifebridge Health791,069473,282174,54825,44217,6491,481,990944,97456.83%1,422,981Retired in 2013.
Gragnolati, Brian A. Suburban Hospital Inc.667,174309,91752,256260,40125,1611,314,9091,313,2300.13%1,885,537
Meltzer, Neil Sinai Hospital of Baltimore567,037300,568241,361144,16220,9161,274,0441,033,22923.31%883,089Became CEO and president of Lifebridge Health in 2013.
Rivest, Jeffrey A.University of Maryland Medical Center689,045381,237129,1019,8007,9081,217,091990,84422.83%1,056,565
Phipps, Bonnie L.St. Agnes Healthcare Inc577,060259,948318,51010,61215,5301,181,6601,132,2384.36%952,621
Down, Philip B. Doctors Community Hospital690,995400,5635,8758,35037,6881,143,4711,044,8769.44%634,643
Miller, Edward D. Johns Hopkins Medicine413,665181,916199,131214,4671,2321,010,4112,277,689-55.64%765,466Retired in 2012. Took one-time lump retirement payout in FY ending in 2011.
Chessare, John B. Greater Baltimore Medical Center623,200132,75026,96284,85624,677892,445645,81238.19%0Became president June 2010.
Bayless, Victoria Anne Arundel Medical Center497,530207,00070,01499,5696,675880,780700,96125.65%488,599Named president Sept. 2009.
Sexton, Kevin J. Holy Cross Hospital435,426149,729152,66591,49832,169861,487900,366-4.32%1,133,199
Kleinhanzl, Thomas A.Frederick Memorial Hospital Inc538,976158,5083,339140,14315,289856,255857,153-0.10%1,027,943
Ronan, BarryWestern Maryland Health System501,031100,00093,129139,43120,426854,017990,287-13.76%710,123
Sharfstein, Steven S.Sheppard Pratt Health System742,206023,24655,0055,741826,198819,2820.84%811,567
Monge, Peter MedStar Montgomery General434,628341,9352,3205,50812,593796,984791,7030.67%611,722
Naleppa, Margaret Peninsula Regional Medical Center566,819160,41114,72035,17213,732790,854797,212-0.80%688,488
Bennett, Richard G.Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center484,238103,61920,085169,34511,972789,259723,4929.09%369,056Became president July 2009.
Sernulka, JohnCarroll Hospital Center243,112136,95529,194272,29618,248699,805584,06719.82%632,452
Chambers, Bradley S. MedStar Union Memorial428,286230,861016,20515,929691,281607,70113.75%503,019
Kirby, AdrienneMedStar Franklin Square439,671235,451008,985684,107360,05990.00%0Became president May 2010, left in 2012.
Ross, Samuel Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore491,05945,84455,16053,70924,004669,776983,366-32.00%692,272Bon Secours did not give bonuses in fiscal year ending 2012.
Olscamp, Karen E. Baltimore Washington Medical Center416,180171,04166,3559,8002,606665,982590,97812.69%578,994
Matton, Jeffrey A. MedStar Good Samaritan384,573204,466014,50115,785619,325525,35817.89%362,819Named president January 2010.
Cervino, Noel Civista Medical Center319,370165,85563,04254,9894,431607,687509,12719.36%379,493
Pullin, Dennis W.Medstar Harbor Hospital377,037205,79106,50017,729607,057609,560-0.41%536,731Named president July 2009.
Wray, Christine St. Mary's Hospital378,958195,7710015,428590,157700,689-15.77%398,224
Broccolino, Victor A.Howard County General Hospital Inc384,091126,93724,83923,11824,945583,930525,74111.07%529,738
Johnson, Sylvia Smith Maryland General Hospital334,690105,50271,33609,310520,838477,0029.19%452,001
Ross, James E.Chester River Health System283,565129,95447,4279,8007,799478,545415,96715.04%428,060
Ross, JosephMeritus Medical Center372,4190037,47618,883428,778NAN/ANABecame president April 4, 2011.
Jablonover, Michael R.James Lawrence Kernan Hospital Inc276,30480,33445,8099,8008,247420,494507,248-17.10%381,619Became president January 2010.
Spitulnik, Aric Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center247,71465,3278,43937,55426,626385,660297,81929.49%255,865Became president in 2009.
Franklin, MichaelAtlantic General Hospital311,94434,53016,50016,5000379,474383,434-1.03%361,582
Neumann, Charles St. Joseph Medical Center00348,00000348,000N/AN/AN/AJoined in 2011, left in 2012.
Stein, Sheldon Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital233,19480,5002,14112,66214,111342,608324,5235.57%365,541
White, Brian Northwest Hospital234,59955,2392,93224,99022,704340,464N/AN/AN/ABecame president in Oct. 2011.
Warner, James University Specialty Hospital184,28544,28014,7357,4664,120254,886258,932-1.56%247,161Closed in 2012.
Kozel, Kenneth D. Shore Health System78,60950,00011,52213,4863,230156,847N/AN/AN/ABecame president Oct. 2011.
Statuto, Richard Bon Secours Health SystemN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1,619,594N/A2,176,244Fiscal year ends August. System forms not immediately available.
Table created by The Baltimore Sun's Andrea Walker using information from 990 forms posted on Health Services Cost Review Commission and GuideStar websites. Additional presentation by Patrick Maynard using DataTables and LibreOffice