• Virginia health system extends pay protection for employees

    Winchester, Va.-based Valley Health said it will protect the pay of its more than 6,000 employees through year's end as it combats COVID-19. 
  • Physician practices with less gender diversity have bigger pay gender gaps, study finds 

    Medical practices that employ more male physicians also have a larger pay gap between men and women, a study published in The BMJ found.
  • Wyoming health system approves back pay for providers, senior staff

    Cody (Wyo.) Regional Health has approved back pay for providers and senior staff whose pay was reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Cody Enterprise.
  • Tie diversity goals to exec pay, experts suggest

    Companies are facing heightened pressure to hire and promote employees from underrepresented groups. As a result, more activist investors are pushing for diversity targets to be tied to executive compensation, and some experts told The New York Times that financial incentives could increase accountability for senior leaders. 
  • Average signing bonuses for 5 recruited medical specialties

    Internal medicine physicians saw the greatest average signing bonus offered to recruits this year among the five most requested medical specialties, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2020 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.  
  • Average base salaries for 20 recruited medical specialties 

    Orthopedic surgeons and radiologists saw the greatest year-over-year gains to base salaries offered to recruits, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2020 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. 
  • Pay cuts hit Colorado hospital employees

    Employees at Boulder (Colo.) Community Health will take a 10 percent pay cut or have their hours cut for the next six months, the organization announced July 7.  Executives at the organization will see their pay cut 20 percent.
  • 8 hospitals giving workers COVID-19 bonuses

    Hospital and health system workers from across the U.S. have been battling COVID-19 from the front lines during the pandemic. To recognize these employees, organizations have offered bonus payments over the last three months.
  • Pennsylvania hospital to delay pay increases

    Lewisburg, Pa.-based Evangelical Community Hospital plans to delay pay increases and not fill 15 open positions to help offset losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Daily Item.
  • One strategy to defend women from 'motherhood penalty' hits to pay

    There is a way to curb the so-called "motherhood penalty," in which women’s earnings fall after having children, according to new research out of the University of Southern California.
  • Erlanger to restore CEO, other leaders' salaries in August

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System in August will restore the salaries of its CEO and other leaders that were reduced to offset losses prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • 5 health systems cutting physician salaries

    To help offset revenue losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals have implemented pay cuts for staff, including physicians.
  • Massachusetts hospital cuts CEO pay, freezes wages

    Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs, Mass., will cut CEO pay and freeze wages of nearly all employees to address financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vineyard Gazette.
  • Banning salary history questions for job applicants benefits African Americans, women

    Salary history bans limit employers' ability to ask applicants about past earnings, and effectively halt residual pay gaps from persisting, which is shown to benefit all applicants — but women and African Americans, especially. 
  • No pay raises for UCHealth employees amid COVID-19 losses

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth will not give raises to employees this year amid financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Denver Post.
  • New IRS rules target nonprofit hospital exec pay

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance that implements a change in the 2017 tax overhaul that imposed a 21 percent excise tax on compensation paid to executives at some nonprofit organizations, according to Bloomberg Tax.
  • ThedaCare physicians, advanced practice clinicians take pay cuts

    ThedaCare physicians and advanced practice clinicians will take a 10 percent pay cut to help reduce the Appleton, Wis.-based health system's financial hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization confirmed to The Post-Crescent.
  • Providence to cut salaries of 1,200 providers

    In a second round of cuts, Renton, Wash.-based Providence plans to reduce the salaries of 1,200 high-paid medical providers to help offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to OregonLive.
  • ThedaCare execs take pay cuts to offset COVID-19 losses

    ThedaCare President and CEO Imran Andrabi, MD, will take a 50 percent pay reduction, and other members of the executive team will take a 40 percent cut to help stabilize the Appleton, Wis.-based health system's finances, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. 
  • UHS execs take pay cuts to support employee assistance fund

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services' executives and other members of its senior management team are taking salary reductions and donating their pay to a fund that provides financial support to the company's employees. 

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