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Indy Star: 4 DCH Docs Are Among Indiana’s Highest-Paid Public Employees

Posted On August 08, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

dearborn-county-hospital-sign.jpg(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Four Dearborn County Hospital employees are among the 20 highest paid public employees in Indiana, The Indianapolis Star reports.

In an article published Thursday, the newspaper compiled a database of the tops 2013 salaries paid to state, county, and municipal workers in the state.

Among six doctors appearing on The Star’s list were Dearborn County Hospital doctors Ira Younger (#8 with $768,588 in compensation in 2013), Leslie Glick (#12; $694,249), Michael Maggio (#15; $660,800) and Jarvis Earl (#20; $551,785).

The Star stated that some doctors have become public employees in recent years as an increasing number of community hospitals have bought local physicians’ practices, which Dearborn County Hospital has done.

“The reason the hospital purchases practices is it allows the physicians to remain in the community,” said Anita Benning, Dearborn County Hospital spokeswoman.

DCH’s statement to The Indianapolis Star also said the doctors’ salaries are comparable with others in the Midwest and their salaries made the list because there is high demand for their services but few nearby specialists in the county. Benning did not offer additional comment when asked by Eagle 99.3.

Five college sports coaches made the list, including Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean in the top spot receiving $2.9 million in compensation last year. He was followed by Purdue men’s hoops coach Matt Painter at $2.0 million. Third on the list was Carey Lykins, president and CEO of public gas utility Citizens Energy Group, at $1.9 million.