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  • Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth up incentive pay to nurses

    Cleveland-based health systems are offering incentive pay to nurses as they face staffing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to cleveland.com, a news and information website.
  • Tech firm provides all hospitals with competitive nurse pay data

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Hallmark Health Care Solutions is providing hospitals with real-time reports of hourly nurse rates and other healthcare rates, according to an Oct. 21 news release obtained by Becker's.
  • Washington hospital gives staff $625 bonuses after vaccine deadline

    Confluence Health in Wenatchee, Wash., is investing about $2.62 million in its employees by giving $625 bonuses to those who stayed on the job after the vaccination deadline, KPQ reported Oct. 21.
  • State questions spike in Nuvance Health CEO's compensation

    Nuvance Health reported a net loss of over $130 million last fiscal year while President and CEO John Murphy, MD, took home $12.8 million in fringe benefits, the News-Times reported Oct. 21.
  • CEO of Nashville General gets pay cut as city reviews his contract

    The compensation and benefits package of Nashville General CEO Joseph Webb has been reduced in advance of contract negotiations after his increasing salary raised questions, the Tennessean reported Oct. 20.
  • Mercy Medical union nurses receive $10K bonus, wage increase

    A day before planning to picket, union nurses at Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center decided on a tentative agreement with parent company Trinity Health. The agreement includes salary increases and a $10,000 retention bonus, the Boston Business Journal reported Oct. 20.
  • Nurses union calls for incentive pay, bonuses from Washington hospitals

    As many nurses and front-line workers go on strike during the staffing crisis, the Washington State Nurses Association laid out several actions Oct. 19 it recommends hospitals take to improve working conditions.
  • Male physician specialists earn 33% more than female counterparts, report finds

    The Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2021 published Oct. 15 found male physician specialists earn 33 percent more than female counterparts. 
  • Appreciation bonuses helping with retention, hospital execs say

    U.S. hospital and health system workers have been serving nearly two years on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize these workers, organizations have offered bonus payments during the public health crisis. It has been part of an ongoing effort to retain and recruit employees as hospitals deal with staff shortages and burnout during surges of the virus.
  • HSHS to raise minimum wage for 3,000 employees

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will affect about 3,000 employees in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Viewpoint: Price transparency will keep wages in line with inflation

    Healthcare price transparency is the key to reducing healthcare costs and increasing employee wages, an act President Joe Biden is proposing in a final federal rule, Cynthia Fisher, founder of patientrightsadvocate.org and ViaCord, wrote in Barron's Oct. 14.
  • St. Luke's in Kansas City to give employees $2K bonuses, raise minimum wage again

    Kansas City, Mo.-based St. Luke's Health system is raising its minimum wage to $17.50 an hour and giving all its employees $2,000 "thank you" bonuses, NPR affiliate KCUR reported Oct. 13.
  • Kansas hospitals split $50M to boost nurse pay

    The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas committee released a breakdown Oct. 11 of how they are splitting the State Finance Council's $50 million for hospital nurses.
  • Montana hospital increases minimum wage to $17/hour

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health is investing $25 million in its employees over the next five years, including a minimum wage increase to $17 an hour that will be implemented Nov. 12.
  • Lifespan gifts employees with bonuses up to $1,200

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan is giving its employees "thank you bonuses" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the amount dependent on the number of years they've worked.
  • 7 health systems increasing employee wages

    Pay increases have become a popular move among health systems as many struggle to retain and recruit employees during the COVID-19 surge.
  • Avera Health boosts minimum wage, unveils employee retention, recruitment campaign

    Avera Health is boosting its minimum wage to $17 per hour, part of a $50 million investment in employee recruitment and retention, the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based health system said Oct. 6.
  • Silver Cross to spend over $10M in employee raises

    New Lennox, Ill.- based Silver Cross Hospital plans to enhance its rewards program and employee compensation in a move that will affect nearly every employee. 
  • CEO and CFO compensation: 9 things to know

    Compensation Advisory Partners released a report Sept. 30 about CEO and CFO compensation in fiscal year 2020, based on a sample of 135 companies with a median revenue of $12 billion.
  • Sentara to offer employees appreciation bonuses up to $2K

    To thank staff for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sentara Healthcare is giving 98.5 percent of its employees a bonus of up to $2,000.

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