Political Contributions by Hospitals and Lobbyists

Posted on January 13, 2012


On State and Federal Levels; from UHS/Arbour officials and hospital lobbyists to presidential candidates and congresspeople. On a local level MA legislators and State officials. This ‘clout’ plays a large part in the hospitals’ ability to deny basic rights.

Universal Health Services/Arbour Health Systems:


UHS Vice Presidents and Executives

Gave $4,250 to Former Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (Former UHS Board member)


UHS CEO, Alan D. Miller

Total contributions to U.S. Senate, Congress and campaigns (past 7-10 years): $45,250

Miller Contributions to U.S. Senators

Sen. Richard Burr (R-PA): $1,000

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK): $1,000

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): $1,000

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – Senate Minority Leader: $1,500

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL):    $500

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA): $1,000

Miller Contributions to Former U.S. Senators:

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO): $1,000

Norm Coleman (R-MN): $2,000

Judd Gregg (R-NH): $1,000

Arlen Specter (D-PA; formerly R): $1,000

Miller Contributions to U.S. Representative:

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) (House Majority Leader): $4,000

Miller Contributions to Committees and PACs (Political Action Committees):

Republican National Jewish PAC: $9,000

PA Republican Federal Committee: $1,000

UHS Employees “Good Government” Fund: $7,000

Miller Contributions to Candidates for Federal Elected Office: $8,000


Gary Gilberti, UHS Vice-President and CEO of Arbour Health Systems

Total of $2,500 in contributions, including $250 to Santorum for President and $1,050 to National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) PAC.


Debra Osteen, UHS Vice-President and head of Behavioral Health Division

Total of $10,750 in contributions, including $750 to Santorum for President; $500 to former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA); and $9,000 to National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) PAC, which she is a ranking member of.


CEO of Massachusetts’ other large for-profit chain, Steward Health Care

(This chain was created when a Wall Street venture capitalist organization purchased Caritas Christi Healthcare, formerly run by the Archdiocese of Boston. This is the second major chain in Mass., after Arbour, to have a “for-profit” status. Since the acquisition of Caritas (only about a year ago), the company has bought seven more hospitals. Steward runs many psych units, many with rights issues, and is the only chain where every hospital denies access to fresh air):

Contributions to U.S. Senators, Congresspeople and Democratic National Committee: $42,000

-Including: Sen. Reid (D-NV; Senate Majority Leader); Former Sen. Dodd (D-CT); and Democratic Sens. Gillebrand (NY), Nelson (D-NE or FL) and Lincoln (former D-NE)

Contributions to President Obama (recent dinner guest at his home): $38,500

Link to source – Federal Elections Commission, Campaign Disclosure Reports:



Massachusetts Hospital Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC)

Contributions to state elected officials, Fiscal Year 2010: $25,700

Link to source – Massachusetts Elections Division, Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF):



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