The article describes executive compensation by organization type, size, etc. I would like to bring to your attention that the chief nursing officer position is not identified in this article. Please refer to page
28 of the article where C-suite executives are referred as CEO, CMO, COO, CFO, CIO and CCO, but CNO is not identified.
To add fuel to the fire, “nursing/patientcare services” is listed under other executives in the company of positions such as quality management, legal services, fund development, managed care, marketing, facilities and engineering (just to name a few).
This is appalling in 2012 when the CNO is a member of all executive teams and also the one who puts in endless hours and responsibilities for the largest workforce in hospitals. I think it is imperative that Modern Healthcare recognize the value of the nurse in the C-suite. May I recommend reading Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, written by the Institute of Medicine in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation? These large national entities recognize the value of the nurse at all levels and the role that will change healthcare. Sincerely insulted.
Jane McCurley Chief nursing officer St. David’s North Austin Medical Center