UPMC paid 26 employees over $1 million last year

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Of UPMC's 55,000 employees, 26 received at least $1 million in total compensation last year, led by president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff at $6.07 million, followed by executive vice president Elizabeth Concordia, who received $2.5 million in salary, bonuses, retirement and other compensation, and neurosurgeon Ghassan Bejjani, whose compensation was $2.48 million.

The salaries of top executives and physicians are part of a tax return that nonprofit organizations must file with the IRS yearly by May 15 and make available to the public. UPMC's submission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, may be viewed at http://www.upmc.com/about/finances/irs-filings/Pages/filings.aspx

UPMC already provides quarterly updates on its finances, recently reporting a drop from $290 million in fiscal 2012 to $146 million in operating income for the most recent July-March period, so most of the attention with the IRS filing focuses on the compensation of top executives.

Compensation for Mr. Romoff -- who received $5.98 million in salary, bonuses and benefits in fiscal 2011 -- included $958,992 in base salary, $2.93 million in bonus and incentive compensation and $1.75 million in retirement and other deferred compensation in 2012 as head of the region's largest employer and health provider network. By comparison, more than 15 executives of publicly-held companies in the tri-state region earned more in total compensation than Mr. Romoff last year.

Other notable UPMC executives and their total compensation packages include chief information officer Daniel Drawbaugh, $2.24 million; Greg Peaslee, senior vice president and chief of human resources, $2.12 million; thoracic surgeon James Luketich, $2.02 million; UPMC Health Plan president Diane Holder, $1.91 million; neurosurgeon Richard Spiro, $1.86 million; orthopedic surgeon Mark Rodosky, $1.82 million; Victor Morrell, chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Hospital, $1.74 million; and Charles Bogosta, president of UPMC's international and commercial services division, $1.64 million.

The form says UPMC donated $5 million to the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program for city high school graduates.

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


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