By Kevin Deutsch
They treat some of the poorest citizens in America, while their boss rakes in millions.
Recently filed tax records show Dr. Philip Ozuah, the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, collected $13 million in early retirement money, bonus pay, and salary in 2018 alone.
But Ozuah, 56, didn’t retire from the sprawling, Bronx-based medical network. After leaving his position as president of Montefiore Health System, he took over the role of CEO and President at Montefiore Medicine, the network’s umbrella organization, in late 2019.
Ozuah’s compensation was first reported by the New York Post, which said 85 percent of Montefiore patients are covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
Montefiore’s 11 hospitals, the paper noted, serve some of the most impoverished communities in the U.S.
Ozuah’s profile on the company website states that he has “expanded access for underserved communities, recruited and cultivated outstanding talent, advanced programs of excellence, fostered innovations in medical education, and improved financial and operational performance by integrating care across a rapidly growing and evolving Montefiore system that sees over six million patient interactions a year.”