Bonuses, raises for NHI brass

The top three executives at National Health Investors have been rewarded by the real estate investment trust's board for their work in the past year. Directors last week approved an $850,000 payment to President and CEO Justin Hutchens, which included $100,000 in discretionary rewards they could give him. Also getting bonuses were Chief Accounting Officer Roger Hopkins and Chief Credit Officer Kristi Gaines, whose payouts exceeded their bonus goals by 32 percent and 23 percent, respectively.

Hopkins and Gaines also both got raises of 3 percent. Hutchens' base for 2013, though, won't change from the $400,000 it was this past year.