Erlanger to grant $50,000 performance bonus to CEO

But trustees delay any decision on overall executive bonuses

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd/ Erlanger President and CEO William Jackson thanks the Board of Trustees for their confidence. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees finalized the contract of new CEO Dr. William Jackson at their meeting on September 26, 2019.

The head of Chattanooga's biggest hospital will get an extra $50,000 for meeting immediate, targeted goals set when he was hired as CEO a year ago, if hospital trustees approve the payment next week.

The management and board evaluation committee of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority on Tuesday voted to pay Erlanger CEO Will Jackson a $50,000 performance bonus for helping the hospital meet critical financial and management goals after he was named to succeed Kevin Spiegel last year.

The trustees on the management review panel put off any decision on any overall bonuses for Erlanger's top managers in achieving hospital goals for financial, personnel and safety performance during the past year, although they did set new performance goals for the current fiscal year.

The performance pay for Dr. Jackson and the management goals for 2021 must still be approved by the entire Erlanger board, which will meet on Dec.