Sault Area Hospital Executive Compensation Framework

January 26, 2018


A Message from the Chair of the Board:

Being accountable to our patients and community is essential to earning trust and building a reputation for excellence. "Accountability" means making the right clinical and managerial decisions, managing resources efficiently, measuring our performance and doing that in an open and transparent manner.

On September 6, 2016, the government filed Regulation 304/16 under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (BPSECA). This Regulation sets out the process for determining the maximum amount of salary and performance pay that will be available for designated executives of designated employers, including public hospitals, as well as other parameters regarding other elements of the executives’ compensation.  The process includes selecting a number of comparators (other organizations similar in scope, size, industry and location) to establish our executive compensation based on a maximum of the 50th percentile which represents the median of the salaries earned by designated executives of these comparator organizations.  This regulation is intended to replace a compensation freeze that has been in place since 2010.

The Sault Area Hospital Executive Compensation Framework was established in alignment with the Regulation and utilizing guidance and resources provided by the Ontario Hospital Association. As part of the process, our framework was submitted and confirmation of approval to post for public consultation was granted by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The framework sets out our approach to executive compensation and does not necessarily reflect the actual compensation of each designated executive. Negotiated contracts for individual executives are available and posted on our website.

As part of our commitment to the highest standards of accountability, Sault Area Hospital is sharing publicly our Executive Compensation Framework. We are also inviting feedback and engagement from the public on the contents of our framework.

To review Sault Area Hospital's Executive Compensation Framework, please click here SAH Executive Compensation Framework

Once you have reviewed our Executive Compensation Framework, we would welcome your feedback in the comment box provided. We ask that you provide your name and comments; however, neither will be released publicly. Please note all comments will be kept on file, as well as summarized and shared with our Board of Directors and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The deadline to submit comments is February 24, 2018. Your thoughtful and constructive input will help us to deliver quality care to our community.  Please click here to share your feedback SAH Executive Compensation Framework Feedback



Reg St. Amour

Sault Area Hospital Chair of the Board