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Bon Secours Mercy Health raising salaries for 14% of staff

Staff Report //January 2, 2020//

Bon Secours Mercy Health raising salaries for 14% of staff

Staff Report //January 2, 2020//

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The parent organization of Bon Secours St. Francis is giving raises.

Bon Secours Mercy Health has a new compensation model “designed to enable its associates and their families to enjoy a dignified livelihood while working and in retirement,” according to a news release.

The pay increases will be phased in from now to 2022, bringing the organization’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, adjusted for cost of living variances, in all of the health system’s U.S. markets, the release said.

About 14% of the system’s 60,000 workers will be affected by the pay increases, the release said. Exceptions to this change include union workers whose wages are negotiated as part of their collective bargaining agreements, which represents approximately 7% of the health system’s national workforce, according to the release.

“At Bon Secours Mercy Health, our associates answer an important calling as they deliver compassionate care to our patients and communities,” Joe Gage, chief human resources officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, said in the release. “We are proud to provide our associates a dignified livelihood, which includes a competitive living wage, affordable access to health care, and other programs that support their well-being, in body, mind and spirit.”

Bon Secours Mercy Health uses salary surveys to annually evaluate and refine associate compensation, the release said.

Bon Secours-Greenville provides medical care to area residents through Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Downtown and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Eastside, as well as a network of primary and specialty care practices and ambulatory care sites across the region.