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  • Why MaineHealth is opting out of hazard pay to employees

    MaineHealth Portland will not give hazard pay to thousands of its workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Maine Beacon.
  • Houston Methodist offers $500 bonus to employees who get COVID-19 shot

    Houston Methodist is offering its employees a $500 "hope bonus" if they meet several eligibility criteria, including getting a COVID-19 vaccination, President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, said in a December email to employees, which was shared with Becker's Hospital Review.
  • Kaiser to give 85,000 staff 'hero bonus'

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente will provide 85,000 healthcare workers with a "hero bonus" to recognize their efforts caring for more than 400,000 COVID-19 patients during the pandemic, the union representing the workers said Dec. 21.
  • Nearly 200,000 CVS Health workers getting $250 bonuses

    As an expression of gratitude for their COVID-19 work, nearly 200, 000 CVS Health workers are getting $250 bonuses, according to Business Insider.
  • What CHS' new and outgoing CEOs will be paid

    Wayne Smith is stepping down as CEO of Community Health Systems Jan. 1, and Tim Hingtgen will become the Franklin, Tenn.-based company's new leader. 
  • Why pay for public hospital CEOs is kept secret in Indiana

    Public employees are typically required to disclose their taxpayer-funded salaries, but executives of county hospitals in Indiana can keep their pay secret because of a rare exemption added to state law in 2016, according to the Indianapolis Star. 
  • UnityPoint to bump minimum wage to $15

    UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa, will boost its minimum wage to $15 per hour, affecting about 33 percent of its workforce of 30,000.
  • Erlanger board committee approves $50,000 performance bonus for CEO

    The Management and Board Evaluation Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority has approved a $50,000 performance bonus for Will Jackson, MD, CEO of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System, the health system confirmed Dec. 9.
  • Advocate Aurora to give $66M in employee bonuses

    Advocate Aurora Health, with headquarters in Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill., will be giving about $66 million in bonuses to employees before the year's end.
  • Kaiser Permanente employees plan actions to call for bonus, honor workers

    Kaiser Permanente employees across the U.S. will hold a week of actions to honor healthcare workers and call for a "hero bonus" for 85,000 members of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, the coalition said Nov. 30. 
  • Beaumont Health employees to receive 'thanks for Thanksgiving' bonuses

    Beaumont Health is giving employees bonuses in recognition of their work during 2020, the Southfield, Mich.-based health system said Nov. 12.  
  • RN pay in 2020: 7 things to know

    Here are seven takeaways from's Nurse Salary Research Report pertaining to salaries and earning power for registered nurses in 2020. 
  • Novant Health raises minimum wage for more than 2,000 workers

    Novant Health is investing $4.3 million to raise its minimum wage from $12.50 per hour to $15 per hour, the Charlotte, N.C.-based health system said Nov. 11.
  • 4 hospitals offering bonuses amid COVID-19

    Hospital and health system workers nationwide have been battling COVID-19 from the front lines during the pandemic. To recognize these workers, organizations have offered bonus payments in October and November.  
  • OhioHealth giving 23,270 employees pandemic bonuses

    Columbus-based OhioHealth is giving employees bonuses to reward their work in the battle against COVID-19.
  • UMass Memorial giving employees appreciation bonuses

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care is giving employees bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 5 steps to address pay inequity in your hospital 

    Hospital leaders have a choice: Act now to resolve pay inequity in your organization, or wait for employees to create a shared spreadsheet that shows just how wide the pay gaps are under your watch. (You may only learn about the latter when it's published in the newspaper.) 
  • Female PAs were paid $9,010 less than male peers, research shows

    A gender wage gap among physician assistants continues to persist, with female PAs earning $9,010 less than their male counterparts in 2018, according to new research.
  • 10 cities with highest, lowest pay for female physicians

    The gender wage gap was 28 percent for physicians in 2020, up from 25.2 percent last year, according to Doximity's 2020 Physician Compensation Report.
  • 10 cities with highest, lowest average physician compensation

    Physicians saw a 1.5 percent average increase in pay between 2019 and 2020, a relatively low figure compared to the up to 4 percent increases seen in previous years, according to Doximity's 2020 Physician Compensation Report.

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