Salem Chamber of Commerce Joins Fight to Block Bus Service

The Salem-Keizer Transit District is asking voters to approve a payroll tax so it can offer night-time and weekend service.

As Salem Health leads the fight to kill a payroll tax for weekend bus service in and around Oregon’s capital city, it has the backing of the Salem Chamber of Commerce, which has argued that it puts the payment for transit service on the backs of small business.

Finances of Tuality, Salem, Kaiser Permanente and Asante Networks Revealed

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This analysis by The Lund Report not only shows the salaries of the top executives at these hospitals, but also takes a detailed look into the profit, net patient revenue, reported charity care, available beds and emergency room visits.

Non-profit hospitals across the state have a mission to serve their community, but an analysis by The Lund Report revealed that many of their CEOs are doing quite well for themselves, too. Across the spectrum of Tuality, Salem , Kaiser Permanente and Asante networks, hospital CEOs were well rewarded for their work.

Dr. Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, recently completed a study of executive compensation at every nonprofit hospital in the country. He found that typical CEOs earn between $400,000 and $500,000 –more at large institutions, or if they oversee more than one hospital, and less if they work in rural areas. Jha’s research looked at total reported compensation, a figure that includes actual pay as well as benefits like retirement plans and other benefits that executives don’t bring home.

Salem’s Back at it Again

The Lund Report
Next Monday the House and Senate interim committees on Health Care and Human Services are scheduled to meet

September 12, 2013 – Legislators come back to Salem next week – after leaving town in July – but not much action is anticipated this time around.

As typical, the interim legislative committees are convening, and healthcare will be front and center Monday afternoon when both the House and Senate members get together for a joint meeting.

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