MetroHealth announced that all employees will receive a $15 minimum wage increase as part of its commitment to give all full-time employees the ability to earn a self-sustaining income. Cleveland Clinic announced last December that it would raise the minimum wage for hourly employees to $15 by 2020. The minimum wage in Ohio is $8.55 an hour and the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
“MetroHealth’s mission is to care for everyone and that includes our employees,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, president and CEO of MetroHealth. “It’s important, at every level of the organization, that the 7,800 people here who spend their days caring for others know how important they are, feel valued and are able to support their families. Their financial health is just as important as their physical health.”