I wish I could screw up that profitably.
Sanford’s other recent departures have also taken a lot of money out of the organization… and it seems that the farther one rises up the Sanford ladder away from providing actual health care, the more money one can get:
Dr. Daniel Blue, who was president of Sanford World Clinics, received $6 million in compensation, retirement, benefits and separation. Nate White, who was chief operating officer, received $4 million. Former chief legal officer Kim Patrick received $3.9 million. Dr. Allison Suttle, who was chief medical officer, received $3.5 million. Finally, JoAnn Kunkel was chief financial officer; she received $8 million [Dan Santella, “What Krabbenhoft, Departing Sanford Health Executives Made in 2020,” KELO-TV, updated 2021.11.16].
I hope the doctors and nurses who actually cure what ails us get comparably comfortable parting gifts when they end their service with Sanford.