Arizona Daily Star, April 20, 2011

UA Healthcare interim CEO Kevin Burns received a financial package worth about $1.7 million when he left his post last week, the chairman of the UA Healthcare board said. Under terms of his contract, Burns qualified for two years' base pay plus benefits when he left his position. His annual base pay as interim CEO was $620,000, said Granger Vinall, UA Healthcare board chair. Burns left his interim post after the job requirements were changed in a reorganization plan this month to require the CEO to have an academic background. The change—part of an ongoing dispute between the regents and state lawmaker—would make Burns ineligible for the job.

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