J. Kendall Anderson - CEO, John Muir Health in California
Total Compensation: $7.45 million (2008)
Details: Like Rand O'Donnell, the two-hospital John Muir system in Northern California paid their longtime CEO J. Kendall Anderson nearly $6 million as the result of a SERP payment in 2008. However, Anderson's payout that year was more than the two campuses spent on actual charity care, placing it among more than a dozen hospitals in the Golden State that holds such a dubious distinction in recent years. Anderson received another $540,000 SERP payout in 2009. Between 2007 and 2009, he earned about $11 million in total, or nearly $19,000 for every one licensed bed at John Muir.