SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported) May 27, 2007
TRIAD HOSPITALS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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5800 Tennyson Parkway
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(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 27, 2007, following the completion of the individual performance evaluation of James D. Shelton, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Triad Hospitals, Inc. (the Company), by the full board of directors, and in accordance with its regular practice, the compensation committee of the board of directors of the Company approved a 3% increase in Mr. Sheltons annual base salary to $1,623,074, effective as of February 26, 2007. In addition, in accordance with its regular practice, the compensation committee approved a grant of 60,000 shares of restricted stock of the Company to Mr. Shelton under the Triad Hospitals, Inc. Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (the LTIP Plan). A copy of the LTIP Plan was previously filed as Exhibit A to the Companys definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A in connection with its annual meeting of stockholders held on May 24, 2005. The form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement that will be used to document the restricted share grant described herein was previously filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Companys current report on Form 8-K dated May 24, 2005. Reference is made to the LTIP Plan and the form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement for a description of the terms and conditions of the restricted share grant described herein.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|TRIAD HOSPITALS, INC.|
|By:||/S/ REBECCA HURLEY|
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Date: May 30, 2007