Holzer announces pay increase for employees

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Health System, which includes Holzer – Gallipolis, Holzer Medical Center – Jackson, Holzer Center for Cancer Care, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, a long-term care division including senior care and assisted living establishments in Jackson and Gallipolis, a dental clinic, and multiple clinical and support facilities throughout the region, has announced a two-percent wage increase for all employees.

With approximately 2,400 employees, Holzer Health System states it remains one of the area’s largest employers. The wage increase will take effect on June 12, 2017.

“Holzer is proud to be able to recognize the hard work and dedication of our staff. The business of healthcare is challenging, particularly in rural communities. We are committed to our patients and our staff and appreciate the community’s choice of Holzer for their healthcare needs. Our mission is ‘Friendly Visits, Excellent Care, Every Patient, Every Time.’ We believe this truly defines who we are and our employees embrace this approach to care. We are constantly working to improve our services, most recently evident in our emergency rooms, hospitalist services and a team-based approach to primary care. We could not make these improvements without the hard work and support of our front-line staff. This pay adjustment is simply another step in our on-going commitment to our employees, who are a priority for our system and our community,” stated Michael Canady, MD, CEO, Holzer Health System.

“We are committed to growth, job creation and growing our talent internally. Even though we live in a rural community, we have exceptional people. We live in a wonderful part of the country that still places a focus on family values. We are proud of who we are and what we have to offer,” Canady, further stated.

“All of these investments are necessary steps to retain our great talent and recruit, at competitive wages, new employees to join our communities. We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful and relaxed places in the country and are proud to be a community-focused organization,” added Brent Saunders, chairman of the board, Holzer Health System.

Information for this article submitted by Holzer Health System.

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