7 hospitals, health systems raising workers' pay

The following hospitals and health systems have announced or shared plans for raising workers' pay in 2023. 

Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

1. Iredell Health System, based in Statesville, N.C., said it will increase pay for nurses and other positions over the coming months. A "majority of its 1800 employees" will see the pay raise, the system said. 

2. Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a tentative agreement with Boston-based Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Under the agreement, workers will receive a minimum 10 percent wage increase this year in addition to larger wage growth due to annual step movement and other adjustments. The agreement also establishes an hourly minimum wage of $18.10 by April 2025.

3. Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network's HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, N.Y., and the New York State Nurses Association agreed to a new three-year contract that includes raises. The contract covers more than 200 nurses at HealthAlliance Hospital.

4. Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health is increasing its minimum wage from $15 to $17. 

5. Winston, Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health raised its minimum wage from $15 per hour to $17 per hour.

6. Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center approved a contract that will raise wages by an average 40 percent, according to hospital and union statements shared with Becker's

7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC made plans to raise its minimum wage to $18 per hour, more than double the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. The health system will begin by increasing wages at its Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Williamsport hospitals, outpatient clinics, ambulatory centers and other facilities by January 2025. 

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