Dallas — Medical City Healthcare has announced a market-wide increase in its minimum wage to $13/hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour.
The compensation increase includes more than 500 colleagues at 16 Medical City Healthcare hospitals, 8 off-campus emergency rooms, the CareNow urgent care network, and other facilities and worksites in North Texas. November 1 paychecks will reflect the wage increase.
"This wage increase reflects our commitment to recruit and retain the very best talent," says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. "Helping to ensure that our colleagues are financially stable contributes to the high quality care they provide to our patients."
The wage increase is one example of Medical City Healthcare's intent to be the healthcare employer of choice in North Texas. The move comes in addition to other meaningful retention benefits including generous tuition reimbursement, nursing school support, and loan repayment programs.