Florida nonprofit hospital board of directors wants a paycheck

After decades of working for free, a Florida hospital's board of directors has voted to begin paying itself, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The philanthropists and doctors on the board of Tampa General Hospital will be paid between $15,000 and $30,000 a year, according to their responsibilities. Only one board member voted against the proposal, David A. Straz Jr., who resigned in protest after the measure passed. "Tampa General is a very important community asset," he told the Times. "Those of us in the community need to donate our services to make those kinds of things better for all of our people in the community." Despite such objections, more and more nonprofit hospitals have begun to compensate their board members, FierceHealthcare previously reported. Article

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