Nationwide Children’s Hospital raising minimum wage to $15 per hour


Nationwide Children’s Hospital will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour beginning in July with full implementation by the end of 2020.

In a news release, the hospital said the increase is the first for a central Ohio hospital and comes during the discussions among city leaders regarding a living wage.

"Just as we are committed to the well-being of our community, we are committed to the well-being of our team at Nationwide Children's," said Steve Allen, MD, CEO. "This decision is aligned with our mission and commitment to attracting the best employees at every level of the organization. Our new minimum wage will further strengthen Nationwide Children's culture of supporting all employees and their ability to deliver best outcomes to the children we serve."

The new minimum wage will affect approximately 1,800 employees. Another 2,000 employees, in similar positions who already make $15 per hour, will also receive pay increases.

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