HSHS System Announces $15/Hr. Minimum Wage Increase

By Benjamin Cox on October 18, 2021 at 9:03am

Another area hospital system is increasing its minimum wage in hopes of attracting and keeping certain workers. The Hospital Sisters Health System announced on Friday that they would be raising their minimum wage to $15 per hour, providing a wage increase to approximately 3,000 workers across their system in Wisconsin and Illinois.

HSHS is headquartered in Springfield and comprises 9 hospitals across the state, plus 183 clinics through the Prairie Heart Institute and HSHS Medical Group. The wage increase mainly applies to a number of entry level positions The minimum wage rate increase will start on October 31st with salary increases for nearly all of the system’s 13,000 employees also slated to take effect at that time.