Trinity Health ministries in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, effective January 2019. These specific ministries include: Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic (comprising Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center andSaint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington), Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
“Increasing the minimum wage is the right thing to do for our colleagues and the right thing to do for our community,” said James Woodward, President and CEO, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which is comprised of Mercy Health System, St. Mary Medical Center and Saint Francis Healthcare (Wilmington). “This is a clear demonstration of the commitment to colleagues at every level of our organization.”
Since 2016, Trinity Health ministries have increased minimum wages annually, moving on a path toward the new $15 per hour rate. This rise in minimum wage illustrates these health ministries’ commitment to ensure colleague compensation is fair and market-competitive.
“What pleases me the most about our decision is that this increase will benefit the colleagues upon whom we most depend,” said Reginald Blaber, MD, MBA, FACC, representative of Lourdes Health System, Southern New Jersey. “I am talking about the folks responsible for creating first impressions for our facilities – the colleagues who greet our patients and families, who keep our facilities clean and safe, and who deliver hot meals and transport our patients. Their service is not only valuable, but critical to achieving our goals as an organization.”
“Every St. Francis employee has an important job. Together, we ensure that each patient we serve receives the outstanding care that we are known for. The increase is the right thing to do in showing our employees how much they are valued, and it aligns with our mission of caring for the greater community,” said Daniel P. Moen, President of St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
This move will effect nearly 1,500 colleagues across these health ministries.