Modern Healthcare presents its annual report on the 10 highest-paid executives leading investor-owned, for-profit companies in three sectors: acute-care hospitals, insurers and specialty-care providers. Part of this year's package includes individual galleries of the executives in each sector. Click the links on the left to see the individual galleries.
For the third-straight year, the top earner among the 30 executives on the list is Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO of insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, based in Minnetonka, Minn. Leading the acute-care hospital sector is Wayne Smith, chairman, president and CEO of Community Health Systems, Franklin Tenn. And in the specialty-care industry, topping the chart is Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of Denver-based dialysis provider DaVita. Read the cover story.