Main Line Health announced to their employees earlier this month that effective January 2019, it will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees across the health system, including full-time, part-time and per diem employees. This pay increase will benefit more than 1,200 employees.
“Main Line Health is dedicated to offering fair and equitable compensation to our employees,” says Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “We are proud to join many of our industry peers across the region in providing this pay increase to our staff. Every employee across the System has a critical role within the organization, and this helps us to demonstrate how much we value what each member of the team brings to the overall patient experience. This increase in pay aligns with our mission of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
Pennsylvania’s last minimum wage increase was in 2009, setting the current rate at $7.25 an hour. While Main Line Health has always offered competitive wages, the decision was made to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour system-wide. Additionally, increases were awarded to employees who were already earning salaries near $15 an hour to ensure internal equity.
“We are committed to being an employer of choice in our region, and continually review market data to ensure we are offering competitive wages,” says Paul Yakulis, senior vice president of human resources, Main Line Health. “Our goal is attract and retain top talent, and we believe that this will help us to continue to do so across Main Line Health.”
For more information about career opportunities and benefits offered at Main Line Health, visit mainlinehealth.org/careers.
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.