UC Regents Expected To OK Bonuses for Medical Center Senior Managers
On Thursday, the UC Board of Regents is expected to approve $3.1 million in incentive payments to 38 senior managers of the university system's medical centers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The payouts, which range from $30,120 to $218,728, are designed to reward executives who have met performance goals for consumer satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, patient safety and other measures.
Observers say the regents almost certainly will approve the payments because the bonuses were included in the executives' initial offer letters.
The payments come from medical center revenue, not from California's general fund.However, some UC health workers are blasting the bonuses as inappropriate at a time when many employees have faced layoffs and pay cuts (Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/20). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.