Highest Salaries and Bonuses Paid in Phoenix VA Facility

The Carl T. Hayden Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona has been in the news recently as this is where the VA medical scandal that has caught the attention of the country erupted. Last week, the Acting Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, disclosed that at least 18 Arizona veterans died while awaiting doctor appointments. It is not clear though whether the delayed health care is to blame for the deaths of these veterans.

The Acting Secretary Gibson said in a press conference that if any of the 18 deaths of veterans is found to have been tied to delays or falsified wait-time statistics that the agency will disclose the findings and discipline any employees who have been responsible.

Investigators have concluded that up to 1,700 veterans had been placed on so-called “secret lists” in Phoenix and were not even in line for medical appointments they have requested. The agency has contacted most of the veterans in Arizona and is working to arrange doctor visits for them within 30 days.

FedSmith has been asked by several people for information on bonuses and salaries regarding the Phoenix Veterans Health Administration. Here is a listing of the highest paid employees in 2013 at the facility which is available through FedsDataCenter.com.

Salary Occupation Employee
357528.00 MEDICAL OFFICER SWARTZ,GEORGE J
350504.00 MEDICAL OFFICER DOSSETT,HAROLD G
331534.00 MEDICAL OFFICER JOEHL,RAYMOND J
316939.00 MEDICAL OFFICER LOPCHINSKY,RICHARD A
313325.00 MEDICAL OFFICER KILPATRICK,DANNY B
307924.00 MEDICAL OFFICER ALMARIA,HERMENEGILDO H
307924.00 MEDICAL OFFICER JACKSON,MARK L
306267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER OH,CHARLES C
305258.00 MEDICAL OFFICER STIPINOVICH,VANESSA M
305000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER DAWES,LILLIAN G
303267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER DORSEY,MICHELLE L
303267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER PERKINS,DAVID E
303267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER SLAUGHTER,RYAN C
299721.00 MEDICAL OFFICER HALLIGAN,ROBERT E
298958.00 MEDICAL OFFICER ORBON,RICHARD JOSEPH
297788.00 MEDICAL OFFICER DORSEY,HUBERT ANTHONY
295267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER MATZ,JAMES J
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER BAKER,JUSTIN K
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER BEZZANT,SHANE M
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER CHAN,KEITH C
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER IGEL,BRIAN J
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER MARTIN,KATHERINE E
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER RIVERA,ROBERT C
295000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER STILES,WENDY
293267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER COTIE,TIM A
288267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER DEV,SANDESH
286703.00 MEDICAL OFFICER HALPERN,VIVIENNE J
285000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER BIGLARI,MAJID D
285000.00 MEDICAL OFFICER CORRIE,GARY DOUGLAS
283267.00 MEDICAL OFFICER CAMPBELL,ROBERT NIEL

The average bonus in the Veterans Health Administration in Phoenix was $63.62, including many employees who did not receive any bonus in fiscal year 2013. Here is a listing of the ten highest bonuses paid out in 2013 at this facility which range from a high of $9,345 to a low of $2,150. Note, however, the the Acting VA Secretary has rescinded the bonus of $9,345 for the Phoenix VA Health Care System Director.

Bonus Employee
9345.00 HELMAN,SHARON M
5000.00 PITTS,DIANE R
3500.00 BELL,WILLIAM A
2827.00 AGUAYO,SAMUEL M
2775.00 VERGARA,MARK
2500.00 HENDRICK,WINDY
2500.00 MUNSHI,ELIZABETH B
2500.00 POKORNY,CARYL A
2250.00 KURTZ,CHRISTOPHER A
2150.00 WELSH,MICHAEL J

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources.

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