St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) announced it has increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour, effective June 13, 2021.
The change to the higher hourly rate impacts positions throughout SPHP, one of the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care networks. The new rate is higher than the current federal ($7.25) and state ($12.50) minimum hourly wages.
Impacted employees include not only those whose pay range minimum was moved to $15 an hour, but also those whose pay range minimum was increased above $15 an hour to account for rate differences between positions, employee experience, education, and other factors.
“As a people-centered organization, we want to show our commitment to all levels of talent in our system,” said James K. Reed, M.D., president and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners. “This decision to increase our minimum wage is aligned with our Mission which reminds us of our moral obligation to care for one another. I am grateful for the ongoing dedication and resilience of our employees to that Mission, especially as we begin to emerge from the COVID pandemic.”
Regular compensation reviews are part of SPHP’s ongoing work within Human Resources, both locally at SPHP and nationally at Trinity Health, to ensure colleague compensation is not only fair but also market-competitive.
“This new hourly rate is just one piece in the overall total rewards package that SPHP and Trinity Health has built for its colleagues,” said Katy Hoffman, chief human resources officer for SPHP. “Other benefits include competitive health and well-being options, an 403(b) retirement plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), holidays and voluntary benefits designed to give colleagues and their families more coverage and cost savings.”
For individuals just starting out work or considering changing fields, health care offers the opportunity for a rewarding and challenging career that provides the satisfaction of helping people every day; excellent pay and benefits; flexible scheduling; a career path for advancement; and a chance to work in a high-tech environment with other dedicated professionals in a variety of settings.
Economists at the Labor Department project that, from 2019 to 2029, employment in health care in the United States will grow 15 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs during that decade.
In recognizing the crucial role allied health professionals play in the care of our patients, residents and clients, St. Peter’s presents a professional culture, career support, medical resources, and the opportunities employees seek. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit sphp.com/careers to view a list of all of the current job openings at St. Peter’s Health Partners.
About St. Peter’s Health Partners
With 11,000 employees in more than 170 locations, St. Peter’s Health Partners is one of the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care networks, and provides high-quality, compassionate, and sophisticated care to thousands of people every day. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.