HealthONE Announces Increase in Minimum Wage

New minimum wage will be nearly 30% above the current Colorado minimum wage level.

Denver, CO, September 12, 2019 --( HealthONE, Denver’s largest health system, announced today the market-wide increase in minimum wage to $14/hour. As part of HealthONE, eight local hospitals, seven freestanding emergency departments, and dozens of additional physician clinics will significantly surpass the Colorado minimum wage level.

Beginning in October, HealthONE’s minimum wage will increase to $14/hour. The adjustment is effective across all HealthONE hospitals in the Denver-area and places the system of care nearly 30% above the current Colorado minimum wage level.

“At HealthONE, we are in the people business – caring for our patients and caring for our employees. This minimum wage increase speaks directly to our commitment to recruit and retain the very best talent,” stated Suzanne Kelley, Vice President of Human Resources for HealthONE. “There is no question that by ensuring our employees are financially stable we are also ensuring our patients receive the highest quality care.”

This announcement is a sign of HealthONE’s continued effort to support and invest in their greatest asset, people. Compensation and benefits for all hospital roles and positions is at the forefront of operations and ensures a commitment to employees that they are valued. It is HealthONE’s intent to be the employer of choice, and along with a host of meaningful retention benefits, including tuition reimbursement and loan repayment, the healthcare system is creating valuable opportunities for their employees.

About HealthONE
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 11,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as the #7 corporate philanthropist in the metro area, and the only hospital system in the top 10, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2018 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.
Stephanie Sullivan