Questions Raised Over Salary of Palomar Pomerado’s CEO
More than 200 community residents have signed petitions raising questions about the salary paid to Palomar Pomerado Health CEO Michael Covert. According to data from the state controller's office, Covert received more than $1.1 million in annual compensation for 2009, making him the second-highest paid public worker in California. Palomar Pomerado Health officials said the high salary is necessary because they must compete with the private and not-for-profit sector to recruit the best hospital administrators.
- "Petition Balks at Pay for $1 Million Hospital CEO" (McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/11).