The board of managers for Tarrant County’s public hospital agreed to give CEO and president Dr. Karen Duncan at least another three years in the top spot, plus a raise.
The board of managers for JPS Health Network voted Thursday to offer Duncan a contract for another three years, with the option for two one-year extensions. The board also voted 8-2 to increase Duncan’s base salary to $950,000. As CEO for JPS, Duncan is responsible for overseeing the county’s public hospital network, which operates one of the busiest emergency rooms in the nation and cares for a majority of the county’s residents without health insurance.
In a statement, JPS spokesperson Jessica Virnoche said the board’s decision brings Duncan’s base pay “more closely in-line with that of her peers running similar, complex health systems in the market.”