Dr. Chris Bourdon made $371,751 in 2013
The Ontario Ministry of Finance released its annual Sunshine List on March 28, which discloses the salaries of all public sector employees in Ontario who make more than $100,000 per year.
Sudbury's most well paid employee in the health care sector in 2013 was Dr. Chris Bourdon, Health Sciences North's vice-president and chief of staff, who made $371,751 that year, and an additional $5,300 in taxable benefits.
Dr. Denis Roy, the hospital's president and CEO, was second on the list, and made $349,125 in 2013, with an added $13,050 in taxable benefits.
Notably absent from the list was Dr. Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, who topped the Sunshine List for Sudbury last year with his salary of $415,999 in 2012, in his capacity as Health Sciences North's vice-president of research.
Due to his more recent role as CEO of the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, the Sunshine List no longer discloses Diaz-Mitoma's salary.
Hospital spokesperson Dan Lessard said because the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada receives less than 10 per cent of its funding from the province, it does not fall under the Sunshine List's scope.
Eight Health Sciences North employees made more than $200,000 in 2013.
In contrast, four employees from the Sudbury and District Health Unit made the Sunshine list. Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, the health unit's medical officer of health, was its most highly paid employee with a salary of $231,909 in 2013.
Outside of management, 29 registered nurses and 18 pharmacists employed by Health Sciences North made the list.
Health Sciences North has 3,900 employees and a medical staff of more than 250. Just over 3.3 per cent of Health Sciences North employees made more than $100,000 in 2013.
Lessard said the hospital had seven fewer employees on the list this year compared to the previous year. “About 91 of those (included in the Sunshine List) could be classified as direct front line workers,” he said in an email.
Due to the fee-for-service payment model for doctors, only physicians in management positions at Health Sciences North, employed by the hospital, were included in the Sunshine List.
Northern Life has compiled the full list of Sudbury public sector employees who made the Sunshine List in 2013.