UPMC president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff heads a list of 30 UPMC employees making at least $1 million, according to newly released tax documents. Mr. Romoff’s total compensation for the fiscal year ending June 30 was $6.55 million, up from $6.01 million a year earlier.
If UPMC were a public company, that compensation package would rank 15th highest among executives in this region.
Six others at the Pittsburgh health system were paid at least $2 million: Elizabeth Concordia ($2.64 million), outgoing executive vice president, who recently announced she would be leaving to head the University of Colorado Health System; Diane Holder, president and CEO of UPMC Health Plan ($2.12 million); and physicians Ghassan Bejjani ($2.54 million), Victor Morrell ($2.21 million), James Luketich ($2.65 million) and David Farner ($2.10 million).
The disclosure is part of a filing by tax-exempt entities that is required by the Internal Revenue Service.
UPMC actually made two filings, one for UPMC Group, which is the collection of 12 UPMC hospitals and 24 other subsidiaries, that employs 55,304 workers. The other filing is for the UPMC parent organization, which has no employees.
The separate designations came into play last year when the city of Pittsburgh challenged UPMC’s tax-exempt status and demanded the health system pay payroll taxes. UPMC officials countered that the suit names the parent organization, which has no employees.
The tax filings are available on the UPMC website, www.upmc.com/about/finances/irs-filings/Pages/filings.aspx.
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