Halifax Health CEO Jeff Feasel received a 9.5% raise in June that bumped his salary up $50,000 to $575,000 a year. The CEO of the public hospital system hasn't had a raise since 2008, and his pay was reduced by 5% in 2009 and 2010 as part of belt-tightening. A consultant's salary study recently found Feasel earned 26% less than the median base salary of CEOs at similarly sized hospitals. Still, Feasel is the highest paid official of any entity in the area that is supported by local property taxes. The $30,000 consultant study also reviewed salaries for other Halifax executives and recommended eight other executives receive pay increases totaling $282,080.