Examining Executive Salaries at the State’s Nonprofit Hospitals

Jul 19, 2012

A new report by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies finds that CEO pay has risen by eighteen percent in recent years, a far greater increase than wages in the private sector. Critics say this seems out of line with the charitable mission of these hospitals. But others say these salaries are in keeping with a competitive job market and reward highly skilled leaders.


  • Steve Ahnen - President of the New Hampshire Hospital Association
  • Daniel Barrick: Deputy Director at the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.
  • Anthony Blenkinsop:  Senior Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Charitable Trusts Unit.

We'll also hear from

  • Mary Ellen Jackson: Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.
  • Ken Berger: President and CEO of Charity Navigator, a non-profit organization that evaluates charities to facilitate informed giving by charitable donors.

The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies report on executive compensation at New Hampshire's nonprofit hospitals: http://nhpolicy.org/reports/hospitalceo_final01.pdf