30 at UPMC earn at least $1 million

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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.


Steve Twedt: stwedt@post-ga­zette.com or 412-263-1963.

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