Orlando Health to Increase Starting Wage to a Minimum of $15 an Hour in Multi-step Process 

Jan 26, 2021 at 05:34 pm by pj

First increase set for January 31, 2021 
Orlando - Orlando Health has announced it will raise the starting wage across its network to at least $15 an hour in a multi-step process. Beginning January 31, 2021, the organization’s minimum wage will increase from $11 to $13. The minimum $15 an hour will go into in effect in 2023. The increase represents an annual investment in its team members of over $4 million by Orlando Health.  
“Throughout even the most challenging of times, there continues to be nothing more important than the well-being of our patients and team members,” said David Strong, president & CEO, Orlando Health. “Our commitment to ensuring that Orlando Health is the best place to work begins with a commitment to ensuring our teams are supported financially. We know this wage increase will have a real, positive impact on team members and their families.”  
The change from $11 an hour to $13 an hour represents a more than $4,000 annual increase for full time team members. With the January 31 effective date, team members will start seeing the increase in their February 22 paycheck.  
“This starting wage increase will directly impact the lives of more than 3,000 team members,” said Karen Frenier, vice president, human resources, Orlando Health. “Ultimately, we believe it will also positively impact the recruitment of new team members, which in turn, will enhance the level of care and support for our patients and each other.” 

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $6.8 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.  
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health is a statutory teaching system that pioneers life-changing medical research. The 3,200-bed system includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. In FY19, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 2.7 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided more than $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com