COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour beginning in July, with full implementation by the end of 2020. The increase is the first for a central Ohio hospital and comes in acknowledgement of the discussions taking place among Columbus leaders and the community regarding the importance of a living wage for local residents.
“Just as we are committed to the well-being of our community, we are committed to the well-being of our team at Nationwide Children’s,” said Steve Allen, MD, CEO. “This decision is aligned with our mission and commitment to attracting the best employees at every level of the organization. Our new minimum wage will further strengthen Nationwide Children’s culture of supporting all employees and their ability to deliver best outcomes to the children we serve.”
The new minimum wage will directly affect approximately 1,800 employees who will see their pay increase to $15 per hour. Another 2,000 employees, in similar positions who already make $15 per hour, will also receive pay increases in recognition of their tenure and scope of responsibilities.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.