“Atlantic provides a health care plan for its employees and their dependents that includes pharmacy, dental, vision, and even expensive in-vitro fertilization. A new mother can have all her maternity visits, the delivery of the child, and all hospital costs covered for a one-time fee of just $15. Every hospital has on-site childcare and early-education programs for employees’ kids.”
It’s a description of Atlantic Health Systems, a nonprofit hospital corporation based in Morristown, N.J., as portrayed in an excerpt from a Fortune magazine piece about the 25 top-paying companies nationwide. And while I’m generally skeptical about the top-25 lists, this is interesting. Go on over and take a look.
Top on the list? No. 1 is Southern Ohio Medical Center, in Portsmouth, where the average total pay of a physician is $490,647. Not counting benefits. No. 16: Scripps Health, the non-profit health system in San Diego.
Both also nonprofits, by the way.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.