BNB3: By The Numbers

HCA CEO Sam Hazen was paid $30.4 million last year, while HCA workers were paid poverty wages as low as $26,000 to care for patients in the pandemic. When frontline HCA hospital worker Jamelle Brown got sick with COVID-19 while working at his Kansas City HCA facility, HCA gave him a $6 coupon to recognize him. The average disparity between CEO compensation and median employee compensation at public companies in 2019 was 320 to 1, while this disparity at HCA was 478 to 1. With the 13% raise that Hazen got in 2020, HCA’s disparity ratio has climbed to 556 to 1. On top of this, Hazen earns more than 1,000 times the pay of some of his employees.