Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is raising the minimum wage for its employees to $15, effective January 20, 2019. The policy change will boost pay for about 1,100 of the health system’s 4,850 employees.
“An investment in our workforce is an investment in the vitality of our health system,” says Julie McGovern, vice president and chief human resources officer. “We’ve been working toward this move for the past two years. We believe in caring for our caregivers, which creates a positive workplace but also a great place to receive care, as every employee plays a vital role in the care of our patients and their families.”
“Increasing the minimum wage demonstrates our commitment to our employees, their families and our patients,” says McGovern. “It’s a reflection of our organization’s dedication to being the best place to work in health care.”
AAMC’s current minimum wage is $13 per hour. The new wage will be more than double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25, and well above Maryland’s minimum wage of $10.10.