100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
James Skogsbergh, 58
President and CEO, Advocate Health Care
- Compensation: $7,682,756 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 5
For Skogsbergh, much of the focus this year has been on completing his system's merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem. The deal has faced repeated legal challenges, which Skogsbergh and his team so far have been able to withstand. While the Federal Trade Commission continues to contest the deal, Skogsbergh has said both systems are prepared to keep fighting. They say the deal will lead to improvements for patients and lower overall costs of care. The FTC contends the merger would lead to an 8%, or $45 million, price increase in the market, with the systems controlling 60% of general-acute inpatient hospital services in Chicago's northern suburbs.