Alabama health system employees to get 5%+ pay raise

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System is giving at least 5 percent pay increase to all employees beginning April 13.

The pay bump is part of a $25 million investment the system is making in caregivers and the organization to stay competitive as a workplace and attract new talent.

"I'm hopeful that our caregivers and community see that we are serious when we say that DCH is seeking to be the employer of choice for not only the best and brightest, but those most committed to excellence in patient care," said Katrina Keefer, president and CEO of DCH Health System.

Entry level RNs will receive $6 more per hour as well.

The health system worked with an outside expert to review all positions and determine competitive salary rates and bonuses. The system landed on a 5 percent or more pay raise per position.

"We understand the importance of earning the trust of the communities we serve and feel that we will be best positioned to do so with this investment in our greatest assets, our team of caregivers," said Ms. Keefer.

This is the second time DCH has boosted pay in the last year; the system increased minimum wage for many positions including food and environmental services from $10 to $14 an hour eight months ago.

The move led to fewer vacancies on those positions and a lower turnover rate.


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