California Hospitals Often Pay for First-Class Travel Accommodations, Club Memberships for Executives
Many California hospital CEOs receive benefits beyond their salary, such as club memberships and first-class travel. For instance, senior executives at Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health -- the state's three largest health care systems -- all have received such travel accommodations from their employer. Dignity Health paid $40,868 for first-class travel for five employees in 2013, according to its tax return. Several hospital CEOs also have employer-sponsored memberships at country or social clubs for networking purposes. For example, Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena pays for two club memberships for its CEO, Stephen Ralph.
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