SPOTLIGHT: Hospital CEO puts his salary on trial

This week, the CEO of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center did an astonishingly candid thing. He posted his salary on his blog, discussed what his additional financial incentives were, described how his salary was set by board members and--get this--asked his readers, flat out, in all apparent humility, whether they thought he was overpaid. (Yes, the public can get these numbers on their own, through public not-for-profit documents, but still, how many CEOs take this extra step?) The executive, Paul Levy, has vowed to post any responses he gets to the question on his "Running A Hospital" blog, as long as they don't contain unprintable language. Early feedback is quite thoughtful and nuanced. Why not head over there and tell Mr. Levy what you think? Blog

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