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Hospitals Across US Raising Minimum Wage For Front-Line Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • November 17, 2020

Modern Healthcare (11/14, Christ, Subscription Publication) reported Henry Ford Health System “raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for more than 3,000 front-line workers,” becoming one of the latest health systems “to join a growing number of healthcare organizations nationwide, including the Cleveland Clinic, Jefferson Health, Duke University Health System and Advocate Aurora Health,” in “providing a $15 per hour minimum wage.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, “healthcare organizations have been challenged by freezes on elective procedures, patients delaying care and by trying to care for those with a novel virus,” but “the pandemic also has reinforced to systems like Henry Ford how important their front-line workers are, executives say.”