“We believe that to provide the best possible healthcare for our patients and members we must have the strongest possible team,” said James C. Leonard, MD, Carle Health president and chief executive officer. “We have always known that our team members are key and this is another way we look to support them.”
The increased hourly rate for applicable team members will begin immediately and be fully implemented before Thanksgiving. Many positions throughout the organization will see increases including healthcare techs, food services, housekeeping, scheduling and customer service, among others. Approximately 4,700 individuals will see a pay increase as a result.
“We believe this growth, along with Carle’s comprehensive benefits and support programs, provides the work environment where current and future team members can find long-term success,” said Lauren Schmid, Carle Health executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
The health system is also adjusting compensation levels for other roles. In total, nearly 42% of the Carle Health team will receive a wage increase.