Navicent Well being is the most recent well being system to boost its minimal wage.
The Macon, Ga.-based well being system introduced Wednesday it has upped its minimal wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour. Navicent mentioned the change means it is investing an extra $1.2 million in its workers.
Navicent CEO Ninfa Saunders mentioned in an announcement that the change strikes a whole lot of workers to a residing wage.
The change impacts hourly staff, and Navicent famous the brand new minimal wage exceeds the federal authorities’s pay necessities.
The rise took impact Sept. 6, and can seem on workers’ paychecks on Sept. 25. Navicent mentioned the rise ensures that its beginning wages are aggressive amongst healthcare employers. Navicent famous it has quite a lot of job openings.
A lot of well being techniques have increased their minimum wage requirements lately as a solution to retain workers, together with Advocate Aurora Well being, Cleveland Clinic and Atrium Well being, which merged with Navicent in 2019.