Mission Health employees to receive minimum wage increase

Here in McDowell, Mission Health operates Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion as well as physician practices in Marion, Glenwood, Nebo and Old Fort.

As of this month, HCA Healthcare will implement an enterprise-wide minimum wage of $12.50 an hour.

At Mission Health, this will be an increase from the current division-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour. At this time, only employees who are below the new range minimums will be adjusted. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, according to a news release.

“At Mission Health, we value our colleagues and will continue to invest in our people by offering competitive compensation and benefit packages,” said Sheila Meadows, vice president of Human Resources. “How we recruit, pay, develop and retain our staff is important and key to our success, and we want to continue to attract and retain our best talent and provide our colleagues with compensation that is competitive in today’s market.”

Here in McDowell, Mission Health operates Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion as well as physician practices in Marion, Glenwood, Nebo and Old Fort.

As part of this implementation, Mission Health will be making adjustments to its salary structure as follows:

• For Grade C employees, the current range minimum is $11 an hour and the new range minimum will be $12.50 an hour.

• For Grade D employees, the current range minimum is $11.35 an hour and the new range minimum will be $12.75 an hour.

• For Grade E employees, the current range minimum is $12.26 an hour and the new range minimum will be $13 an hour.

In addition to the new minimum wage, the minimums for grades D and E are being adjusted as well. Team members in those pay grades who are below their new range minimum will be adjusted to their new range minimum.

To see all the career opportunities at Mission Health, visit missionhealth.org/careers.

Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville and is the state’s sixth largest health system. In 2018, for the sixth time in the past seven years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics). Mission Health is the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition.

Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina, according to the news release.

For more information, visit missionhealth.org or @MissionHealthNC.

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