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Saint Francis to Raise Minimum Hourly Pay to $15 per Hour

September 23, 2021

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce it will raise its minimum living wage to $15 per hour, effective October 24.

More than 600 Saint Francis colleagues, or 22 percent of the workforce, will receive a pay increase.

Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis, said the wage increase is not based on the external market but rather the Healthcare System’s Catholic identity to affirm the human dignity of all colleagues.

“Since 2018, Saint Francis has repeatedly raised its minimum hourly pay to ensure all colleagues have an opportunity to earn a livable wage. We believe that this is a tangible expression of our Catholic heritage and the Mission begun by our founding Franciscan Sisters nearly 150 years ago.”

As the largest employer in the region, the increase is a more than $2 million investment in the Healthcare System’s staff.

“Our colleagues are our most valuable asset,” said Dr. Reese. “Doing the right thing includes ensuring we care for all members of the Saint Francis Family through market-leading compensation. It is only through their hard work that Saint Francis continues to provide award-winning, nationally recognized care to the communities we are called to serve.” Individuals interested in “Joining the Blue” can visit to explore career opportunities across the Healthcare System.

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