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Hospital board agrees to cushy contract with interim CEO

Original post made on Oct 31, 2016

El Camino Hospital's board of directors appointed its new interim CEO, granting the hospital's new top staffer a contract that includes much higher pay than the outgoing CEO had, and plenty of perks to go along with it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 31, 2016, 10:26 AM

Comments (18)

Posted by Craig
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2016 at 1:06 pm

This article popped up on my LinkedIn feed. I am from the Reno area so this story about Renown's former interim CEO is of interest to me. It seems as though someone with a biweekly salary of $50,000 could easily afford $5,000 a month in rent. El Camino's board should have some pretty compelling answers for their staff about why an interim executive is worth that much in comparison to the front-line staff. Priorities. Furthermore, while Sibery has held quite a few leadership positions, what's his track record. I know that when permanent leadership came to Renown, the hospital took a distinctly different strategic direction.

Posted by James
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Sounds like the best appointment money can buy. I think there are a lot of us average Joes who would have liked to be considered for that contract. In my case I would have demanded the rent, of course, but also 5 catered dinners a week since I would be too busy banking to prepare food.

Posted by Pete
a resident of Willowgate
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm


IS there a blackout on the Voice for people who want to post a new topic?

It is not working.

Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:27 pm

He looks like a heart attack waiting to happen...

Posted by longtime mtn view resident
a resident of Whisman Station
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Is there something wrong with my math?$50,000 every other week works out to a salary of $2.6 Million......definitely not $650,000.

Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm

No wonder health care premiums go up incessantly!
This is obscene.

Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@Pete: Thanks for letting us know you are having a problem posting a new topic. I'll ask our IT department to look into it.

Posted by mary hodder
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:04 pm

$50k x 13 (or every 2 weeks for 6 months) = $650,000 for 6 months. cc: longtime mtn view resident

Posted by Average Joe
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

That's $650,000 over the life of the contract, which is 6 months. Not bad at all, no long term commitment and therefore no incentive to perform well. Add to that the free rent and monthly round-trip tickets for two.

The hospital staff get stiffed again.

Posted by Enough!
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm

What an outrageous contract! He gets $5,000 a week but can't afford a apartment or flights back home? This is money that should go to the nurses at El Camino - not poured into another fat management scheme.

I sincerely hope El Camino Hospital doesn't have the nerve to EVER AGAIN send me a letter asking for donations or to be put in my will. They can't be trusted with lunch money from now on.

Posted by My. View Neighbor
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Holy cow! I chose the wrong career!

Posted by taxpayer
a resident of Waverly Park
on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Time to recall the board! This contract is not in the best interest of our community.

Posted by JazzyJay
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:34 am

Doesn't change the fact that this is the best hospital in our region. Excellence in care and caring folks there when you really need them. They still get my support and thanks.

Posted by @JazzyJay
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

Agree with you. However, how long do you think the staff will put up with this nonsense. The nurses in particular can't get the contract they not only want, but deserve. If and when they leave, that fact that it's the best hospital in teh area will most assuredly change.

Posted by Kenneth Parker
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Another egregious executive contract from a "not for profit" organization, while fighting with the nurses who actually provide the vast majority of the care to patients, arguably most important employees, over extremely reasonable elements of their contract. With management priorities like this, El Camino will not be one of the "best hospitals in the region" for very long. Here is a suggestion: reduce all management compensation by 15% and use that money to pay for a raise and "housing allowance" for the nursing staff. Put the money into actual health care instead of making the already wealthy and overpaid moreso. This is another example of why health care in the U.S. is the most expensive in the world. Web Link
Web Link

Posted by reader
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm


It's always easier for those in power to spend other people's money.

Posted by I_Got_Mine
a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

All I have to remember an El Camino Hospital visit by was a C-Diff infection that had me making telephone doctor and nurse visits for several months.

Posted by taxpayer2
a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I agree with Taxpayer, time to recall the board, in fact 2 of the board members are up this year, we don't have to vote them in again. It is pure disgusting on how top executives bargain for their contract. I'm surprised he didn't ask for a car allowance. These greedy individuals have no conscious and no loyalty to any company. All they want to do is come in throw their weight around, do nothing and get paid a hefty salary for it. And when they perform poorly, the board still pays them well and tells them to move on. It's a shame that the community continue to allow this to happen.

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