Hospital CEO Guilt from the Vacation Bunker

The NY Post recently blasted a local hospital CEO:

While heroic staffers beg for protective equipment and don garbage bags to treat coronavirus patients at a Mount Sinai hospital, two of the system’s top executives are waiting out the public health catastrophe in the comfort of their Florida vacation homes, The Post has learned.

Dr. Kenneth Davis, 72, the CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System who pulled down nearly $6 million in compensation in 2018, is ensconced in his waterfront mansion near Palm Beach.

I think there will be MAJOR repercussions with hospital administrators everywhere over CV19. For his part, Davis fought back:

Davis angrily insisted that he did not need to be in the Big Apple, or be with beleaguered staff, to get the job done.

“Do you know that from the time I wake up from the time I go to bed I am totally engaged?” he huffed. “Do you know that I get over 400 emails that I reply to. That on a good day it’s every 90 seconds and that on a bad day it’s almost every minute. That I have teleconferencing with Zoom like constantly. When they don’t have a Zoom, I’m on the phone with them. I mean, please.”

I guess that didn’t go over so well because this just came out:

Mount Sinai execs take 50% pay cut to donate to COVID-19 response

Bravo. Instead of $6 million this poor soul will only have to live non $3 million this year. I hope he can do it.

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  3 comments for “Hospital CEO Guilt from the Vacation Bunker

  1. Mamadoc
    April 9, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Just saw an ad on TV Mt Sinai is asking for donations to help fight the virus? Really?

  2. Rick
    April 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I call BS on this guy. VERY few people who work from home, that I know, are doing any work. I have a hard time believing that this jerk is working 24/7.
    I am so tired of their bullshit.

  3. Pat
    April 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    18 months ago our area suffered a devastating Cat.5 hurricane. Some physicians at some of our facilities made immediate arrangements to be at work, and were ready to accept the overflow in hospitals near others that were blasted open and closed down. A few scuttled off to hide with their families, or put themselves in untenable positions, dangerous for their families, and making them useless to anyone else. We had one CEO leave the state and go AWOL while the ED director was losing his mind, badgering everyone possible to get the facility back up and running.

    When a major event happens, leaders – even old, very questionably useful ones like Dr. Davis – have an obligation to ride to the sound of the guns and show their faces. I have nothing but contempt for those who don’t get that.

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