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Joel Wernick, Phoebe Putney Health Systems CEO: $797,034


joel wernickThat’s how much Joel Wernick was paid in FY2008. That wasn’t even his best year. In FY2007, he collected $905,570, which included $249,758 in benefits and deferred pay.

Tonight at 7 p.m., check out a free screening of “Do No Harm,” a documentary about a 6-year legal struggle between Wernick’s hospital and two Albany residents over Phoebe Putney’s financial practices. A panel discussion follows the screening, hosted by Georgia Watch at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta.

Here’s The Albany Herald’s coverage of the film’s screening last night in Albany (with video, but I couldn’t get that to work). And here’s an intriguing column by the AJC’s Jim Galloway about the drama last summer that delayed the Atlanta screening until tonight.





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