Navicent Well being is the newest well being system to lift 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 stated the change means it is investing an extra $1.2 million in its workers.
Navicent CEO Ninfa Saunders stated in an announcement that the change strikes tons of of workers to a residing wage.
The change impacts hourly employees, 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 stated the rise ensures that its beginning wages are aggressive amongst healthcare employers. Navicent famous it has plenty of job openings.
Plenty of well being techniques have elevated their minimal wage necessities in recent times as a technique to retain workers, together with Advocate Aurora Well being, Cleveland Clinic and Atrium Well being, which merged with Navicent in 2019.