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Tomi Ryba president and CEO  El Camino Hospital

In Calif. district, hospital execs may face salary cap

By Paul Barr
Posted: November 8, 2012 - 4:30 pm ET

Voters in El Camino Hospital District likely have approved a limitation on El Camino Hospital executive salaries to twice the governor's salary of $165,000.

Though as of today the entire county had yet to count 180,000 mail-in ballots, results for the district, which covers part of the county, showed that 25,509, or 51.9%, of voters approved the imposition of the limitation.

Proponents of the measure argued that salaries at the Mountain View, Calif., public hospital were too high. Tomi Ryba, president and CEO, makes a base salary of $695,000 and is eligible for up to 30% more in bonuses, according to local news reports.

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A call to El Camino hospital was not immediately returned.

The county's analysis of the measure said that there is a legal question as to whether a hospital district is subject to a voter initiative.

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