Our Aug. 13 Special Feature on executive compensation drew a number of responses from nurse executives who felt the piece was incomplete because it didn’t include compensation data for the position of chief nursing officer. Below is a sample of those responses. Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, which provides the exclusive data for Modern Healthcare’s annual executive compensation report, combines the “top patient care executive” position and the “top nursing services executive” position into one executive category called “nursing/patient care,” which was reported in the story. At Modern Healthcare’s request, Sullivan, Cotter broke out the figures for the “top nursing services executive” position, which is equivalent to a CNO. For that position at healthcare systems, the average total annual cash compensation rose 4.6% in 2012 to $297,600. For that position working at individual hospitals, the average total annual cash compensation rose 2.1% to $213,400. However, given the importance of the CNO role, we will call out CNO data separately in similar future reports.