Hospital board backtracks on compensation plan

In Florida, Tampa General Hospital board members have abandoned a controversial plan to pay themselves $15,000 to $30,000 a year. "While I believe providing compensation to board members will become a recruiting tool in the future, the board believes this is not the right time to move in that direction," board chairman John A. Brabson Jr. said in a statement. "They had no business in voting for that salary, and I'm glad they thought twice," Jan Platt, a former board member, told the Tampa Bay Times. "The public is watching." Article