Corporate accountability

The Government of Ontario is committed to improving quality, accountability and transparency in our health system. In keeping with these improvements and in the spirit of St. Mary’s General Hospital’s philosophy, we are pleased to post a compliance attestation and report on consultant use, as well as expense claim information for executive staff and the Board of Trustees.

St. Mary’s General Hospital – Executive Expenses

Under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the Act), all hospitals in Ontario are required to publicly post the expense claims made by the following individuals:

  • Every member of the Board of Directors
  • Chief Executive Officer/President/Administrator/Superintendent;
  • Every member of the hospital’s senior management group who reports directly to the CEO/President/Administrator/Superintendent.
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO) and every member of the hospital’s senior management group who reports directly to the COO.

Reports are published twice per year (November 30th for claims from April-September and May 31st for claims for October-March).  All expenses are reimbursed based on the application of the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive (April 2011) and St. Mary’s General Hospital Business Expense Policy.

Name Title Expenses
Ms. Christine Henhoeffer Member and Chair, Board of Trustees April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Mr. Jim Harper Former Member and Treasurer, Board of Trustees Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

Rev. Dr. Dieter Kays Member, and Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2014

 

Mr. Tom Motz Member, Board of Trustees Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Mr. Stanley Nahrgang Member, Board of Trustees Oct 1, 2013 – March 31, 2104
Mr. Jim Stirtzinger Member, Board of Trustees Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Mr. Don Shilton President, SMGH April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Dr. Ashok Sharma Common Chief of Staff, SMGH & GRH* April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Dr. Blair Egerdie Vice President, Medical Affairs April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Ms. Sandra Hett Former Vice President, Patient Services and CNE April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Ms. Ingrid Suurmann Vice President, Corporate Services and CFO Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Ms. Lydia Chudleigh Vice President, Quality & Performance Improvement and Diagnostics April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Mr. Gary Higgs Chief Information Officer* April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014

Ms. Victoria Raab Former Director, Communications & Patient and Family Centred Care April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012
April 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2012

Mr. Jack Borman Former Chief Human Resources Officer April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011
Ms. LeeAnne Kidd Former Vice President, Mission and Organizational Development April 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012

(*) Joint position with Grand River Hospital

Public Sector Salary Disclosure

St. Mary’s proactively discloses its Salary Disclosure List to local media annually. Below, you will find the Hospital’s most recent disclosure list, as well as a copy of the full provincial Hospital and Boards of Public Health disclosure document.

If you have any questions about these documents, please contact Ingrid Suurmann, Vice President, Resources and Infrastructure and Chief Financial Officer.

Proactive Disclosure – Executive Compensation

Like all hospitals in Ontario, executive compensation at St. Mary’s General Hospital is tied directly to the organization’s achievement of metrics defined in its Quality Improvement Plan. Each year, members of the Senior Management Team (Executive Team) will have their performance measured against targets in patient safety, effectiveness of care, access to care, and patient-centred approach to care. The Board of Trustees measures and assesses this performance, and then determines what the executive team compensation will be for the fiscal year.

Executive Compensation Policy April, 2013

Currently, St. Mary’s “at-risk compensation” for executive team members is a claw-back of base salary, rather than a ‘bonus’ to base salary.  The hospital is reviewing this practice against new Executive Compensation Guidelines released by the Ontario Hospital Association.

The chart below outlines executive compensation at St. Mary’s for fiscal 2011/12.  Definitions for interpretation can be found below the chart.

President Vice Presidents
 Total Compensation Compensation is determined through performance metrics and an external compensation benchmarking review. The System CEO approves President’s compensation each year and will review the compensation plan of each executive. Don Shilton, President: $247,200 Sandra Hett, VP Patient Services and CNE$170,590

Ingrid Suurmann, Vice President Corporate Services & CFO: $170,000

*started Feb.22, 2011 – annual base salary

Lydia Chudleigh, Vice President, Quality, Performance Management and Diagnostics: $177,694

 

Dr. Blair Egerdie, Vice President Medical Affairs: $100,000 plus applicable taxes paid to Eunoia Incorporated.

 

Dr. Ashok Sharma, Common Chief of Staff (with GRH):: $335,000 (plus a bonus up to 10%) paid to Ashok Sharma Medicine Professional Corporation.

Bonus: is compensation at risk

Compensation at Risk
(variable compensation)
Each year a range of the Executive’s compensation is considered to be at risk and is held and measured against achievement of goals and objectives. 5% 3%
Automobile Allowance An annual allowance is provided to off-set the costs of business related transportation.  $7,200 included in compensation none
Severance A one time payment that is provided in the event of a need to terminate employment without cause. 10 months notice or 10 months plus a month per every year up to a total of 24 months Dr. Sharma: notice of 365 days or remaining contracted time remaining.

Dr. Blair Egerdie: 90 days notice or lump sum.

I. Suurmann:  4 months notice or 6 month lump sum.

Education  An annual allowance available to off-set educational pursuits. $4,000 Dr. Sharma: $6,000

Dr. Blair Egerdie: $5,000

Pension The Hospital participates in  HOOPP Based on Service and Compensation(contributory) Based on Service and Compensation (contributory)

Note: neither Dr. Sharma nor Dr. Egerdie participate in the pension plan.

 Note: all executives pay standard staff parking rates.

 

Additional Information and Resources – Corporate Accountability

Policies – Procurement and Expenses

Below you will find St. Mary’s policies policies for procurement and expenses. These policies are compliant with Ministry of Finance Procurement Directives:

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the above postings or related policies, please contact the office of Ingrid Suurmann, Vice President Corporate Services and CFO by calling 519-749-6668.

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