Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Upmc Execs' Compensation Is Outrageous

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Upmc Execs' Compensation Is Outrageous

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With all that there is to generate outrage on the international, national and local stage, the report of UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff's $6.99 million in compensation last year ought to raise a special anger here in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ("CEO Romoff's $6.99M Tops List of UPMC Compensation," May 13). When you consider that the amount is 2 times the compensation of the Mayo Clinic's CEO (who is a physician, whereas Mr. Romoff is not), it brings a special focus to Mr. Romoff's outsized compensation.

When you add to that the PG information that an additional 24 staff members received compensation over $1 million last year, the blood begins to boil. All the while, UPMC is delaying a minimum $15 starting wage until 2021 for entry-level service employees, a policy praised by city and county leaders as forward-thinking. …

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