Hardly a household name, Donna Sollenberger just stepped down as CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison to take a better job running the Baylor University Hospital and Clinic in Houston.
Sollenberger was paid a paltry $600,000 per year by the University of Wisconsin, about five times more than the govenor's salary and 50% more than President Bush.
$600,000 a year for a state employee. Wow. And we wonder why health care is so unaffordable these days.
Society in general and patients in particular were better off when hospitals were run by administrators who never thought of themselves as CEOs.