UofL Health is excited to announce that we are moving all full-time, part-time and temporary workers’ pay rates to a minimum of $15 an hour starting Oct. 17. The increase will affect more than 1,900 employees’ pay and will adjust salary grades for 115 roles in our system. Raising the pay rate will give all roles the opportunity to earn competitive wages in the Louisville market.
“Our employees have been vital to our success in providing care to our patients during the pandemic,” said Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health. “As a safety net health care system, it is our responsibility to take care of the sickest of the sick, and we owe it to our team members to compensate them for their commitment and dedication to UofL Health, our patients and our community.”
We are also adjusting nursing pay in accordance to experience levels across the system. More than 900 nurse salaries will be impacted by this market adjustment.
“Our nurses are the heart of our organization,” said Shari Kretzschmer, vice president and chief nursing officer for UofL Health. “Every health care worker has made sacrifices throughout the pandemic, and no one knows that more than our bedside staff. By adjusting the pay rate, we are ensuring that everyone is paid fairly and accurately so they can continue to provide excellent care for our patients.”
In addition, our operating room technicians and pharmacy technicians will also receive market adjustments during this time to keep our compensation current with the Louisville market.
We are so grateful for the strength and perseverance you all have shown throughout the last 18 months. We will continue to look for ways to improve your lives as you do for our patients daily.